Iran, China seek closer scientific cooperation

May 4, 2015

TEHRAN - Iranian Vice President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari and President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences Bai Chunli explore avenues for promotion of cooperation between the two countries in the area of science and technology.

In a meeting in Tehran on Sunday, Sattari described the relations between Iran and China as “strategic” and said that Tehran attaches great importance to scientific relations with Beijing, according to the Tasnim news agency.

Noting that there are more than 30 science and technology parks in Iran, he said the Islamic Republic is ready to host Chinese scientific companies as part of efforts to boost mutual cooperation in this field.

Bai, for his part, said Iran has made great progress in the area of science and technology compared to the time of his previous visit to Iran 15 year ago.

“We are very keen to expand scientific and technological interactions with Iran,” he stated.