TEHRAN, Oct. 06 (Press Shia) – Deputy-FM for European and American Affairs has said Foreign Ministry has promoted initiatives to encourage technological ties between Iran and the rest of the world.

Majid Takht Ravanchi who was addressing a meeting of envoys and missions of 31 countries on the sidelines of the 9th  International Nanotechnology Festival and Exhibition, believed that in the times post-JCPOA, seeking opportunities in technological cooperation with countries constituted a mission for the Foreign Ministry; “the JCPOA implementation opened the grounds for scientific exchanges and sharing of technological advances with other countries, and with a young population, Iran seeks markets for her rich assets of young minds and university graduates with high potentials of progress,” he told the meeting.

“Foreign Ministry has set a priority of engaging in scientific and technological diplomacy; now the country is in a phase of technological development and thus actively seeks cooperation with advanced economies; an article in JCPOA provisions for peaceful nuclear cooperation for Iran with some of the parties to the deal, and we have already started such cooperation with Russia and France, along with China where they would work with us on heavy water technology in Arak,” he detailed.

Takht Ravanchi also voiced a mission of the Ministry as supporting and encouraging scientific innovations and to accelerate fundamental research, and to help domestic academic centers to interact with international reputable centers in more facilitated way.

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