Today, Zulfajul met in Tehran with Mukhtar Ahmed, Chairman of the Pakistan Higher Education Commission, to discuss ways to improve scientific cooperation.
There are no limits to expanding relations between the two friendly countries, Iran and Pakistan, in various fields of science, technology and innovation. The agency quoted Zufigul as saying that the two countries welcome the development of relations.
“We are ready to attract students from Pakistan and send interested Iranian students to Pakistan for study and research opportunities.
In addition, other areas of cooperation include the implementation of joint research and technology projects, the joint production of scientific articles and books, patents and the creation of knowledge-based companies.
He went on to say that Iran supports the promotion of the Persian language in Pakistan and the Urdu language in Iran.
Tehran and Islamabad will work to enhance scientific cooperation
At a meeting in Tehran on January 15, Iran and Pakistan, while expressing their desire to expand cooperation, emphasized the importance of improving scientific relations.
A delegation of Pakistani academic members headed by Ahmed visited the Iranian House of Innovation and Technology (iHiT) on Monday.
He added: “Iran is ready to cooperate with Pakistan in the technological fields. Amir Hossein Mirabadi, an official at the Presidential Agency for Science and Technology, was quoted as saying that ICT, agriculture and health are among the areas in which the two countries can enhance cooperation.
For his part, Ahmed said that Iran and Pakistan face similar problems and challenges. These common issues can lay the foundation for strengthening mutual relations and cooperation. He added, “Pakistan is interested in cooperation and interaction with Iran in the scientific and technological fields.”
The Pakistani official went on to say that the sanctions have made Iran more successful in scientific fields.
He added that the exchange of faculty members, including teachers and students, and the implementation of joint projects could be other options for cooperation between Iran and Pakistan.
Speaking about holding national pavilions in different countries, Ahmed said that Pakistan also wants to host Iranian pavilions.
He expressed his hope that bilateral cooperation would extend to regional cooperation, including other countries such as India and Bangladesh.
Exchanging technological expertise with Islamic countries
In May 2023, the Deputy Science Minister said that Iran was ready to share its technological expertise with other Islamic countries.
Vahid Haddadi-Asl was quoted by the IRNA news agency as saying that science and technology must be applied to create world peace and human justice, and Islamic countries can bring peace and progress not only to Islamic countries but also to human beings through unity and compassion.
He made these remarks during the first ministerial meeting of the Dialogue Platform of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC-15), held in Almaty, Kazakhstan, on May 25-26.
He added: “In recent years, despite the harsh sanctions imposed by the global arrogance on the Islamic Republic of Iran, we have witnessed great progress in the fields of education, research and technology, which is a sign of reliance on Iranian academics and scientists. “We are always ready to share our technological expertise with other Islamic countries.”