Published date:15/1/20 - 18:12
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Tehran, Beirut Resolved to Enhance Environmental Cooperation

Deputy Head of Iran's Department of Environment Mohammad Mojabi said Iran plans to expand cooperation with Lebanon and exchange its experience with the country in environmental issues.

Referring to an Iranian delegation's three-day visit to Lebanon, Mojabi said in Tehran on Sunday that the delegation promised members of Beirut Municipality officials and City Council members to share experience with them in wastes management, especially the related scientific and executive guidelines and education.

Mojabi stressed that he and Chancellor of Iran Environment University Asqar Mohammadi Fazel explored with Lebanese Minister of Environment and Beirut Municipality officials new ways of promoting Tehran-Beirut cooperation in environment protection.

He also hailed the agreement signed by Lebanese university and Iran Environment University as an opportunity to expand mutual cooperation in the scientific and research areas relating to environment protection.

Researchers from the Iranian University of Environment and the University of Lebanon are to implement joint environmental projects.

Chancellor of the Iranian University Asqar Mohammadi Fazel and his counterpart from Lebanon University Adnan Seyed Hussein signed an agreement to boost their cooperation in offering expertise training courses, implementation of joint projects and exchange of university students and scholars.

Fazel said, in the meeting, the visit of the Iranian delegation to Lebanon was aimed at boosting cooperation between Iran and Lebanese research and academic centers.

In June 2013, Seyed Hussein appreciated Iran's initiative in expanding academic exchanges and scientific and technical cooperation with Lebanon.

The Lebanese academician referred to the opening of a Persian Language and Literature Department at the Lebanon University as a good sign of bilateral academic cooperation in his meeting with Iran's former Ambassador to Beirut Qazanfar Roknabadi.

The president of Lebanese university referred to signing of memoranda of understanding with many Iranian universities and research centers and said these documents show determination in the two countries to develop bilateral scientific and technological cooperation.

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