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Iran, France to Boost Scientific Ties

Iran, France to Boost Scientific TiesIran, France to Boost Scientific Ties

Iran's Science Minister Mohammad Farhadi said the opportunity created by the nuclear agreement between Iran and P5+1 is ideal for boosting scientific ties and cooperation. In a meeting with France's Minister of State for Higher Education and Research Thierry Mandon, Farhadi called for providing more facilities to Iranian students and researchers in terms of issuing visa, establishing scientific and university centers and exchanging students, ISNA reports. He also offered to hold Persian-language courses for French students, a move welcomed by Mandon.

Mandon welcomed the positive atmosphere created by the nuclear deal with P5+1 (the US, Britain, France, China and Russia, plus Germany) and said all French universities and research centers are keen to expand ties with Iran. "France's National Center for Scientific Research is interested in sending delegations to Iran," he said. Iran's growing relations with France have solidified in the wake of the nuclear agreement and academic agreements are expected to follow the multibillion-euro trade deals.