In a meeting on Saturday May 28 with Portuguese Deputy Foreign Minister George Oliveira in Tehran, Iran’s FM Zarif stressed the role of language education in expanding relations between the two countries.
Many people on social networks believe that the decision is aimed at turning up the heat on Iran.
The Afghan minister of higher education has asked the Islamic Azad University to grant scholarships to Afghan students and hire them for research and science-based projects.
Universities need to enjoy independence, security and opportunities to play an effective role in cementing the scientific foundation of the country.
Afghanistan's Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah praised Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei for an order to provide Afghan children residing in Iran with the opportunity to receive education.
Interest in the Persian Language in the Caucasus region, especially in North Ossetia Republic, is growing.
Up to 173 scientists from Iranian universities and research centers have been ranked among the top one percent scientists in the world.
A second charity food event is to be held on August 20 in Tehran. Its proceeds will go to efforts to improve education for Afghan students.
Scientific cooperation among countries is most effective through establishing direct contacts among scientists rather than through government-driven agreements, said the science minister.
A media delegation from neighboring Afghanistan has visited Tehran-based schools where the Afghan refugees and nationals receive educational training.