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EghtesadOnline: Syria and Iran have inked a memorandum of understanding for cooperation in the field of higher education and medical research.

The MoU was signed in Tehran on Tuesday by Syrian Minister of Higher Education Atef Nadaf and Iranian Deputy Health Minister Baqer Larijani in the presence of Syria’s Ambassador to Iran Adnan Mahmoud, the Syrian Arab News Agency reported.

The agreement includes cooperation in the field of supporting twinship deals in accordance with the two countries’ regulations and the exchange of university students, researchers and professors to participate in scientific and medical activities in both countries.

It also provides for enhancing cooperation in medical fields, exchanging delegates and students, training in medical specialties such as neurosurgery, orthopedic, cardiology, surgery, liver transplant, biomedical sciences, stem cells and laser technology, Financial Tribune reported.

Helping rebuild Syrian educational institutions, hospitals and universities, as well as granting scholarships in the context of meeting the needs of the Ministry of Higher Education in Syria at the Master’s and PhD levels were also included in the signed document.

The MoU also included the formation of educational and research workgroups for following up the implementation of the program.

Earlier, Nadaf discussed with Larijani and a number of ministry officials the frameworks of joint cooperation in the fields of medicine, medical sciences and treatment technology.

Both sides stressed the importance of cooperation and the exchange of experiences and joint work with cadres of high efficiency in various medical and therapeutic specialties by optimizing the available resources.

They pointed to the strategic relationship binding the two brotherly countries, underlining the importance of bilateral cooperation to strengthen them.


Iran Syria Medical Research Cooperation