RA Minister of Education and Science Armen Ashotyan today received newly appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Armenia Mohammad Reisi. The minister congratulated the Ambassador on starting his diplomatic mission in our country and mentioned that being an Ambassador of Iran to Armenia was an honorable and binding job that requires dedication, taking into account the high level of relations between the two countries in different spheres.
Armen Ashotyan underlined that during his visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran he was impressed with the amount of investments made in education and science and voiced hope that the programs planned through the inter-governmental agreement signed by the two countries would develop, particularly from the angle of opening an Armenology Center at Tehran State University and an Iranian Studies Center at Yerevan State University. The minister informed the Ambassador that Armenia was interested in the rise of the number of Iranian students at Armenian universities, and in that context he mentioned that the Armenian government has set the strictest standards in the CIS territory for the process of granting foreign students their diplomas, taking into account several alarms.
In his turn, Reisi mentioned that Iran attaches great importance to the deepening of relations with Armenia, underlined the similarities in terms of culture and civilization that have been acquired throughout the history of relations between the two countries and assured that he would do everything possible to contribute to the strengthening of bonds between Armenia and Iran.
At the end, the sides discussed several issues, including issues related to scientific councils, as well as graduate and post-graduate education.