Meeting Gunnar Fors, the director of Sweden’s Resaerch Center, Ali Akbar Velayti said that there are very good cooperation grounds between Iran and Sweden, specially in economic and industrial areas, and that strategic precise research in these area can be effective for identifying and expansion of cooperation in different sectors.
Pointing to the regional and international rapid changes and numerous events, Velayati noted that in contrast to the past that international issues designed regional and national issues and influenced them. Today, he said, we are observing that these are regional issues that influence international areas, and the developments in this area is so rapid and unpredictable that makes it vital to highly consider and deeply study the future landscapes, and that the cooperation between research institute could be important.
Velayati asserted that research centers can very be effective to develop cooperation in different regional and international areas, and that the Islamic Republic could have a contributing role in this regard with its numerous high research centers.
For his part, Fors said he has held constructive negotiations on research cooperation during his stay in Iran, expressing the hope that his trip would result in enhanced ties between Tehran and Stockholm.
In February, Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven paid a visit to Iran with a high-ranking diplomatic and economic delegation.
In his trip, Iran and Sweden signed five agreements on cooperation in science and technology, higher education and research, road construction, telecommunications, and women and family.