Iran, Turkey to Set Up Joint University Soon

Image TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Deputy Minister of Science, Research and Technology Arsalan Qorbani announced that Tehran and Ankara plan to establish a joint university in the near future to further expand the two countries' scientific and technological cooperation. "Iran and Turkey's joint university will be set up in Iran's Tabriz city and Turkey's Wan city," Qorbani told FNA on Monday.

"We hope that Iran and Turkey's joint university will be established in the next 6 months," he said, adding that Iran will use the capabilities of its other universities to help the advancement of its joint university with Turkey.

Qorbani said that the initial plan to establish the joint university was raised in a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by the two countries which should be confirmed by the Iranian and Turkish governments.

Iran and Turkey have in recent years increased their cooperation in all the various fields of economy, security, trade, education, energy and culture.

The two sides have exchanged several politico-economic delegations during the last few months.

Turkey and Iran have also reportedly been planning to organize several activities in the health sector, including exhibitions.

Former Iranian Health Minister Marziyeh Vahid Dastjerdi visited Turkey in 2011, during which she underlined that the expansion of mutual cooperation in medical and health fields sets a priority for Tehran and Ankara.

"The expansion of cooperation in medical and health sectors between Iran and Turkey, as two important countries in the region, and the exchange of educational experiences are of priority to the two sides, which Tehran and Ankara are set to undertake," Vahid Dastjerdi said at the time.

"The mutual cooperation can increase the level of health and wellbeing in the region," she added.

Also, Tehran and Ankara signed an agreement on mutual cooperation in the field of telecommunications technology at the end of a meeting of the two countries' joint commission in 2009. (
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