Iranian studies, Persian literature department set up in Athens Panteion University

Athens, Dec 24, IRNA – Iranian studies and Persian literature department officially started activities at Panteion University in Athens.

Addressing inaugural ceremony, Chancellor of the university hailed Iran’s ancient civilization, saying that the establishment of Persian literature department will provide the students and researchers to exploit the Iranian resources in their studies.

She further noted that the university welcomes boosting cooperation with the Iranian scientific centers, as the two civilized countries of Iran and Greece have had unprecedented ties in the course of history and offered valuable scientific, literary and cultural services to the world.

Iran has made remarkable progress in various sciences and offered valuable services to the world in the fields of language and literature, philosophy and politics, she said, calling for mutual cooperation between the two countries’ scientific centers.

Iran’s cultural attaché, Ali Mohammad Helmi told the same gathering that Iran and Greece boast of 2,500-year-old ties and both countries have rendered major services to the humanity.

One of the problems facing the world is emergence of terrorist and extremist groups, he said, noting that cooperation between the two countries’ thinkers can help solve the problem and uproot the evil phenomenon, Helmi said.

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