ISLAMABAD, Dec 9 (APP): Pakistan and Iran on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation for the promotion and development of the national languages of the two countries. Head of Academy of Parsian Language and Literature, Dr Gholam Ali Haddad Adel and Federal Secretary for Information and Broadcasting and National Heritage Dr Nazir Saeed signed the MoU.
The MoU is on bilateral cooperation between the Academy of Persian language and Literature (Farhangistan-i-Zuban-O Adab-i-Farsi) of Islamic Republic of Iran and National Language promotion Department (Idara Farough-e-Qaumi Zaban ), Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage.
In 2009, it was proposed that two countries may exchange their cooperation and expertise in developing their national languages.
The draft MoU was prepared and negotiated in consultation with all stakehoders and finally approved by the government of Pakistan in October. Simultaneously, it also got vetted from relevant forum in Iran.
On the occasion, Head of Academy of Parsian Language and Literature Dr Gholam Ali Haddad Adel said the MoU will help in strengthening the brotherly relations between Iran and Pakistan.
The persian language has a deep rooted effect on the development of Urdue language. The MoU will help to enhance the opportunity for both countries to interact with each other on modern lines for mutual benefits, he added.
He said both the countries will grasp benefits of development of technology in the filed of typography and other different aspect of the language.
Federal Secretary for Information,Broadcasting and National Heritage Dr Nazir Saeed said MoU will provide avenue for joint training programmes, exchange of trainers, training and information material.
Exchange of knowledge, experience and delegation and arrangements of joint research will also benefit both the countries in the development of their national languages.
He also thanked Dr Gholam Ali Haddad Adel for playing important role regarding signing of MoU.
The Secretary expressed the hope that relations between the two countries would further strengthen with the passage of time.
He said the government would also sign three MoU with Iran after the approval of federal cabinet.
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