US University Chancellors to Visit Iran

196327.jpgTEHRAN (FNA)- Deputy Science Minister for International Affairs Arsalan Qorbani on Friday said the chancellors of 7 US universities will visit Iran in November.

“The Iranian and foreign experts’ presence in Iran is important because they become familiar with Iran’s scientific advances,” he told MNA.

The deputy minister added they are coming at the invitation of the Sharif University of Technology.

Qorbani went on to say that the invitation was extended with the coordination and cooperation of the Foreign Ministry.

The US and Iran have had no diplomatic relations since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. However, Tehran and Washington have expressed their willingness to allow cultural contacts between people of the two countries.

At a speech at Columbia University on September 24, 2007 prior to addressing the annual United Nations General Assembly President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad asked the American academics to visit Iran.

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