2020-November-30 14:10
Politics
2020-October-30  17:43

Iran Keen to Boost Scientific Cooperation with China

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's Deputy Science Minister Hossein Salar Amoli said the country is ready to develop academic and scientific cooperation with China.

“Iran wants to promote cooperation with China in workforce, artificial intelligence, knowledge-based firms, and innovative business sectors, Salar Amoli said.

"1,600 Iranian students, mostly studying for Ph.D., are in China. There are also 300 Chinese students studying in Iran," he continued.

Amoli expressed satisfaction that the recently-founded China Study Center in Iran is continuing its activities in Farsi and Chinese.

Tehran’s Allameh Tabatabaei University established the first China Study Center in Iran in April 2019, in cooperation with China's Shanghai International Studies University.

The center is meant to serve as a platform for cultural communication and academic dialogue.

In relevant remarks in November, 2019, another Deputy of Iranian Science Minister Ali Khaki Seddiq said that his country is eyeing expansion of scientific cooperation with member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).