Iranian universities should develop exchange of research fellowships and students with International Islamic University Islamabad (IIUI).
This was stated by the Cultural Counselor of the Embassy of Iran Ali Agha Noori, during a meeting with Rector IIUI Professor Fateh Malik and President, IIUI Dr Mumtaz Ahmad here on Monday to discuss bilateral cooperation between the universities of Pakistan and Iran.
Ali Agha Noori also suggested some proposals to promote linguistic relationships which include arrangement of scholarships for outstanding students from Iran, invitation of students’ delegations by government of Iran every year, establishment of Persian libraries at IIUI, and invitation of teachers’ and officers’ delegation to visit Iran.
They also discussed various proposals to promote Persian language in Pakistan and Urdu language in Iran. Rector IIUI Professor Fateh Muhammad Malik appreciated the suggestions of the Iranian Cultural Counselor for the promotion of joint cooperation in the filed of research and linguistic developments.
Welcoming the visit of the cultural counselor to IIUI, he said that such visits will improve the relationship between both the countries. Rector IIUI also invited Iranian government to offer scholarships for Pakistani students to promote Persian language.
Rector IIUI said that Dr Jawad Hamdani will coordinate with Cultural Counselor, Embassy of Iran for initiating various proposals of mutual understanding.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 28th, 2011.
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