Syria and Iran have inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation in the field of higher education and medical research.
The Memo was signed in Tehran on Tuesday by the Syrian Minister of Higher Education Dr. Atef Nadaf and Iranian Deputy Minister of Health, Treatment and Medical Education Baqer Larijani in the Presence of Syria’s Ambassador to Iran Dr. Adnan Mahmoud.
The MoU includes supporting twinship agreements in accordance with the regulations in force in both countries and the exchange of university students, researchers and professors to participate in scientific and medical activities in both countries.
It also provides for the enhancing of cooperation in medical fields, revitalizing delegates and excelled students and training in various medical and pharmaceutical specialties such as, neurosurgery, orthopaedics and cardiology, women's surgery, liver transplantation, biomedical sciences, stem cells and laser technology.
Contributions to the rebuilding of Syrian educational institutions, hospital universities and granting scholarships for Masters and PhDs in the context of meeting the needs of the plans of the Ministry of Higher Education in Syria were also included in the Memo.
The MoU also included the formation of educational and research work groups and the exchange of visits between the two sides with the aim of following up the implementation of the program.
Earlier, Minister Nadaf discussed with Dr. Baqer Larijani, and a number of the ministry officials, the framework of joint cooperation in the fields of medicine, medical sciences and therapeutic technology.
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