Official praises Iran’s unsparing educational assistance to Afghanistan

TEHRAN (FNA)- Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Afghanistan Mohammad Mohaqiq said that hosting a large number of Afghan immigrants for nearly 30 years by Iran’s education system, is admirable, and called for Tehran’s more assistance to overcome Kabul’s educational shortages.

“The cooperation of Iran’s Education Ministry has solved a significant part of the Afghan student’s problems. Despite the supports of Iran, the issues have not been solved completely and we need to expand our mutual collaboration with the Iranian government.” Mohaqiq said in a meeting with Iranian Education Minister Ali Asqar Fani.

The Afghan official also met Iranian Minister of Science, Research and Technology Mohammad Farhadi who said Iran would welcome Afghan elites in its universities and could offer them good services by granting studying opportunities.

Mohaqiq, leading a high-ranking delegation, arrived in Tehran on Saturday for a three-day official visit with Iranian officials and also attending the World Against Violence and Extremism (WAVE) conference December 9-10.

Iran is one of the most important donors to Afghanistan, which has kept its promises to help to the reconstruction of the war-ravaged country.

Iran has built several roads, power transmission lines, border stations and many other infrastructure projects to better link the two nations.

Iran has also contributed more than $50mln annually to Afghan anti-narcotics efforts during the last five years.

By Fars News Agency


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