The Prime Minister, Engineer Hossein Arnous, today received the Iranian President's Assistant for Scientific and Technical Affairs, Dr. Surna Stary, and the accompanying delegation.
The meeting dealt with the importance of exchanging scientific expertise in the technical field, including biotechnology, information and communication technology, and technical industries, establishing the necessary infrastructure for this and employing it in supporting the capacity of the local economy in the two friendly countries, securing equipment for laboratories and universities, hospital supplies, education and medical rehabilitation, and securing modern medical and laboratory supplies and equipment.
Eng. Arnous stressed the importance of upgrading scientific cooperation to the level of political and economic cooperation between the two countries, exchanging experiences in the field of rehabilitation and training, conducting joint scientific research and increasing scientific missions to benefit from what Iran has reached in the scientific and technological fields, indicating that the Syrian government is keen to enhance the prospects of cooperation in this field and follow up the implementation Agreements and memoranda of cooperation according to the agreed timetables.
The Prime Minister expressed Syria’s appreciation for the Iranian leadership and people standing by the Syrian people in confronting the terrorist war to which they are being exposed ... noting the efforts made by Iran to defend its right to achieve its own scientific gains and its insistence on transferring these gains to other peoples in a way that contributes to spreading Knowledge culture.
For his part, Dr. Stary emphasized the depth of relations that bind the two friendly countries throughout history and his country's desire to help Syria establish training and rehabilitation centers, especially in the field of science and knowledge-based economics .. Locally ... as well as the willingness to cooperate in the field of establishing a Syrian-Iranian environmental and technical park ... expressing his country's appreciation for the victories achieved by Syria in its war against terrorism and its insistence on rehabilitating the education sector.
The meeting was attended by the Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Dr. Bassam Ibrahim, the Secretary-General of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers, Dr. Qais Khader, and the Iranian ambassador to Damascus.