17,000 Afghans studying in Iranian universities, Mohaqiq informed
KABUL (Pajhwok): Around 17,000 Afghans are currently studying in Iranian universities, a manifestation of deep commonalties between the neighbours, an official of Ministry of Science, Research and Technology has said.
Samad Haj Jabbari, in a meeting with Deputy Chief Executive Officer Mohammad Mohaqiq in Kerman on Wednesday, hoped promoting scientific knowledge in neighbouring countries would help establishlong-term security.
The Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) quoted Jabbari as saying the large number of Afghan students in his country reflected cultural and religious bonds between the two countries.
A wholesome lifestyle and low cost of living in Iran were the main attraction for foreign students to study in his country, the official said, acknowledging Afghan students played a significant role in cultural events in Iran.
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