Pres Rouhani says gov’t to strengthen Iran int’l position

IRNA – Iran will make use of its intelligent individuals, elites and considerable capacities to strengthen the country’s international position day by day, Iranian president said here on Sunday.

‘Today, the Iranian nation with the help of high-powered youths has targeted high peaks of science and knowledge,’ Hassan Rouhani said at the opening ceremony of the ninth round of student parliament in Iran.

Student parliament in Iran is aimed at growing up the youth to manage the country and be responsible for the social activities, the president said.

The Iranian president also attended a ceremony held this morning in Tehran to mark the start of university academic year.

Addressing the ceremony, the president said that universities can be the origin of development.

He added that universities play an important role in developing science and culture and bringing up the young generation to be accountable in society.

He further said that today ceremony is to show respect for science, research and technology.