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In a meeting between Vice President for Science and Technology Sourena Sattari, and the Bulgarian Deputy Prime Minister Tomislav Donchev in Tehran, the two sides discussed avenues for developing cooperation in science and technology. The meeting took place on the sidelines of Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov’s recent visit to Iran, Mehr News Agency reported. Donchev called for forming a joint commission to speed up bilateral scientific cooperation and Sattari pledged Iran would share its achievements in biotechnology, nanotechnology, and ICT with Bulgaria. “My country is heavily investing in science and technology parks,” said the Bulgarian official, and called for more focus on IT as the common ground of cooperation between Tehran and Sofia. Currently, there are more than 1,000 research institutions in Iran, and nearly 2,500 knowledge-based companies which contribute to the domestic market.