In his remarks, Lebanese Minister of Education and Higher Education Elias Bou Saab pointed to the agreements previously reached between some state-run Iranian and Lebanese universities, saying that Beirut is also willing to promote academic ties with private universities in Iran.
The Omani minister also emphasized that his country is ready to further boost academic and scientific cooperation with Iran and said there are many commonalities between the two countries, through which scientific relations can be strengthened more than ever.
The ministerial conference on science and technology opened in Tehran on Monday and will continue until Tuesday.
Representatives from 58 countries and international bodies, including 31 science ministers of the NAM member states, have taken part in the conference.
Delegations from some international institutions, such as the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), The D-8 Organization for Economic Cooperation, also known as Developing-8, and the African Union (AU), have attended the conference.
The Non-Aligned Movement is a group of states which are not formally aligned with or against any major power bloc.