[Iran will share "scientific and technical (nuclear?) expertise with Syria] Iranian official describes Syrian-Iranian Ties as importanthttp://zionism-israel.com/israel_news/2006/12/iran-will-share-scientific-and.html
Wednesday, December 27, 2006 - 07:25 PM
Tehran, (SANA - Syrian news agency)-Chairman of the Iranian Expediency Council Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani on Wednesday described as important the Syrian-Iranian relations, calling for enhancing them in all fields, particularly in the higher education field.
"Tehran is ready to transform its new scientific and technical expertise to the regional countries, particularly Syria," Rafsanjani said during a meeting with Syrian Minister of Higher Education Ghiath Barakat.
"Scientific and cultural ties between Syria and Iran are not on a suitable level if compared to the distinguished relations in other domains. time is ripe now to boost the level of scientific and cultural ties between Tehran and Damascus," he added.
Mr. Rafsanjani referred to the sensitive situations in Palestine, Iraq and Lebanon, saying "the current situation requires more joint cooperation to face the current challenges."
For his part, Minister Barakat expressed satisfaction over the scientific development in Iran, particularly in the peaceful use of the nuclear energy, saying "we seek to promote cultural, scientific and research ties to the level of the political relations between the two countries."
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