Expansion of scientific ties possible by reducing religious discord: Official

Tehran, Oct 14, IRNA – Universities and students can expand scientific, political, and religious relations by putting aside religious disagreements, said the Head of the Persian Language Academy.

'Improving academic and scientific ties in the region, especially with Russia, will lead to benefiting from scientific, political and religious discussions,' said Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel in a conference on Iran-Russia Scientific and Cultural Collaborations.

'Students should actualize their potential by using the friendly atmosphere that exists in the ties between Iran and Russia,' said Haddad-Adel.

'Now, in all fields, especially in the political and security areas, Russia and Iran support each other.'

Referring to the variety of religions in the world, he said, 'After the Islamic revolution in Iran, universities have tried to resolve religious disagreement to converge the students in one environment.'

He also said that though religions have a lot of differences, they also enjoy a lot of similarities.

University of Islamic Sects has been able to provide a chance for getting acquainted with other countries, especially Russia, he said.

Young people should accept that religions are different and focus on similarities of the religions to counter irreligion, Haddad-Adel said.

The one-day conference was held in Tehran with the presence of the Russian Ambassador in Tehran Levan Dzhagaryan and some authorities and intellectuals of Iran and Russia.

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