Jun 1, 2021, 11:00 PM
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Iran favors multilateral scientific, academic cooperation among Caspian region countries

Moscow, June 1, IRNA – Iran’s Consul General in Russia’s Astrakhan Region Mahdi Akouchian here on Tuesday emphasized Iran’s will for comprehensive scientific and academic cooperation among five littoral countries of the Caspian Sea, arguing: Boosting ties among universities of Caspian region that will guarantee closer ties among elites and nations of those countries.

Akouchian who was speaking at "Caspian 2021: Ways for Sustainable Development Conference" further reiterated that strengthening the relations among Caspian Sea universities, including exchange of professors and university students, implementing joint scientific projects and research works, and establishment of multilateral scientific foundations can ensure closer ties among the both the elites and the nations of this region.

In early 1990s, the need for establishment of relations among the universities and academic and research centers of the Caspian Sea littoral countries side by side with the other issues related to this sea was felt and thanks to the initiative proposed jointly by the Gorgan Agricultural University and the Astrakhan Technical University, the foundation for the Union of Caspian Sea Universities and Research Institutes was laid, he added.

The Iranian diplomat said that the union, during years of its activities has turned into an atmosphere for strengthening the relations among Caspian Sea neighboring countries, and in its framework many effective moves for scientific and academic exchanges have taken place.

He expressed hope that through the same apparatus such interactions will continue side by side with achieving outstanding scientific and academic achievements of the Caspian Sea littoral countries’ nations.

Akouchian also read the message of the Iranian Ambassador to Russia Kazem Jalali to the conference.

Jalali has in his message referred to the signed memorandum of understanding among Caspian Sea Littoral Countries, emphasizing that relying on collective cooperation we can be witnesses to comprehensive advancement of the Caspian Sea region countries.

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