Iran and Germany will cooperate in the field of archeology in accordance with a letter of understanding the two sides signedon Sunday.
The memorandum of understanding – signed by Mohammad Beheshti, the head of Iran Cultural Heritage and Tourism Research Center and head of the German Archaeological Institute Friederike Fless – is valid for a period of five years and will be automatically renewed after that period.
According to the agreement, the two sides will cooperate and conduct research in areas such as archeology, anthropology, geophysical research, dating technology for archeological items, and other related fields.
Based on the memorandum of understanding, the German side undertakes to facilitate presence of the researchers and archeologists of the Cultural Heritage and Tourism Research Center in educational and research programs of the German universities.
The agreement stipulates cooperation by the two sides in archeological and environmental studies in areas in Iran, Germany and other countries which are determined by the supervisory group.
The German Archeological Institute undertakes not to take the cultural properties it discovers from the field archeological operations in Iran out of the country.