Education Ties to Iraq

Education Ties to IraqEducation Ties to Iraq

Education Minister Ali Asghar Fani says Iran and Iraq will form a joint committee to develop bilateral educational cooperation. Fani made the remarks in a meeting at the weekend with Iraqi Ambassador to Tehran Rajeh Saber Abboud al-Mousavi, IRNA reported. “The two countries share cultural affinities and common grounds for economic, academic, and social cooperation,” Fani said. Iran is willing to share its academic experiences with neighboring states, including Iraq, he added. Among other tasks, the joint committee will examine “educational hurdles” for students from both sides and present solutions to redress them. The Iraqi envoy thanked the minister for services provided to Iraqi students residing in Iran, and expressed willingness to share his country’s knowhow. Iran has schools in the Iraqi cities of Baghdad, Najaf and Karbala for Iranians living in the neighboring Arab country.