Tehran Eager to Boost Ties With Damascus
Tehran Eager to Boost Ties With Damascus
Iran's health minister announced readiness to cooperate with Syria in health and medical education fields.

TEHRAN (Iran News) – Tehran Eager to Boost Ties With Damascus. Iran’s health minister announced readiness to cooperate with Syria in health and medical education fields.

During a meeting with the Syrian Minister of Higher Education Bassam Bashir Ibrahim in Tehran, Bahram Einollahi stated that the role of Iran and Syria as prominent members of the Resistance Axis requires them to continue their cooperation in various fields.

The Iranian health minister said: “After the Islamic Revolution, Iran’s Health Ministry has turned into a role model in the world by meeting the country’s medical needs and treating all diseases, despite the cruel sanctions.”

“We have about 20,000 faculty members and 220,000 students and 53 medical universities across the country and we will solve our problems ourselves,” he noted.

He also pointed to the COVID pandemic and said that Iran’s medical staff made its utmost efforts to treat the patients and combat the notorious virus despite the crisis.

“Iran is also ready to exchange students, teachers, and medical experiences with Syria,” added the Iranian official.

Einollahi also highlighted the high pace of the nationwide vaccination against COVID-19, saying: “Iran has injected 95 million doses of vaccines in about two and a half months, inoculating 83% of the people with the first dose and 60% with the second dose.”

He referred to the education of international students in Iran and explained that the admission process for international students increased almost six fold and was on the rise, with a large number of Syrian students were studying in Iran.

He announced that Iran established the first stem cell transplant department in Damascus and hoped it would be inaugurated soon.

In the end, the Iranian minister stated that Iran-Syria cooperation is feasible in many fields.

Meanwhile the Vice President for Science and Technology of Iran Sorena Sattari said that Iranian knowledge-based companies were ready to supply laboratory equipment required by the Syrian market.

On the sidelines of Bassam Ibrahim’s visit to the permanent exhibition of knowledge-based companies in Tehran, Sattari said: “Given the existing capacity, Iranian technology companies to meet 80% of the needs of the domestic market in the field of laboratory equipment.”


Referring to last year’s visit to Syria and the agreements reached with Syrian officials, Sattari added: “There is a good capacity for Iranian knowledge-based companies to operate in Syria.”