Iran has invited Zimbabwean scientists to establish scientific exchange programs. In an interview on Tuesday, Information and Publicity Deputy Minister Cde Bright Matonga said the Government was already working on the invitation.
His ministry would engage the Ministry of Higher and Tertiary Education and the Ministry of Science and Technology to identify possible candidates for the exchange programs. He commended Iran for coming up with such a program, adding that it would be beneficial to the country.
In a letter addressed to the Minister of Information and Publicity, Dr Sikhanyiso Ndlovu, the head of the cultural section at the Islamic Republic of Iran Embassy in Zimbabwe, Mr. Mohammad Ipakchi, said the invitation was a result of Cde Matonga’s visit to the country.
“On behalf of the cultural section of the Islamic Republic of Iran, I would like to submit my sincere gratitude for the successful delivery of a paper at the International Congress of the Culture of Resistance, (titled) ‘The Muslim World, Victim of Terrorism’, held in Iran.
“Hon Matonga’s presentation was very successful and received wide publicity in the media, while in the country, he interacted with several ministers and high officials in the Government of Iran.
“As a result of his visit and delivery at the congress, the Islamic Republic Government is inviting Zimbabwean scientists to Iran in order to pave the way for developing scientific exchange programs between the two friendly countries,” said the ambassador.