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News number: 9101141269

11:16 | 2012-04-11

Culture

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Iranian, Russian Officials Discuss Tehran-Moscow Cultural, Scientific Ties

TEHRAN (FNA)- Senior Iranian and Russian officials in a meeting in Moscow explored avenues for the further expansion of mutual cooperation between the two countries in cultural and scientific fields.



During the meeting between Foreign Ministry Director-General in Commonwealth States and Caucuses Affairs Mohammad Reza Morshedzadeh with Head of Russia's Cultural, Scientific and Educational Committee D.Z. Fedorovna in Moscow on Tuesday, the two sides also expressed Tehran and Moscow readiness for exchanging scientific and research experiences in different fields.

The Iranian diplomat, for his part, underlined necessity of strengthening and expanding relations between the two countries, especially in the fields of culture, science and education.

Morshedzadeh further underscored important position of women and family in Iran and importance of consolidation of family foundation.

He stressed that Iranian women have an active presence in different political, economic, scientific and cultural fields.

Referring to historical relations and cultural, scientific and educational cooperation between Iran and Russia, the Russian side underlined importance of considering women role in the society, paying attention to kids and youngsters.

Iran and Russia are two strong neighboring countries which enjoy a special position in the international arena. They held constant consultations on key regional and global issues in the past.

Russia has longstanding ties with Iran and has condemned the sanctions imposed by the United States and European Union over Western allegations Tehran is seeking to develop nuclear weapons.