Dy Minister: More than 293,000 Afghan pupils studying in Iran

Tehran, April 16, IRNA – Deputy Minister of Education Rezvan Hakimzadeh said on Monday that a sum of 293,366 Afghan children are studying in Iran's primary schools.

He made the remarks in a meeting with first secretary of Afghanistan Embassy and in charge of education of Afghans in Iran Hosseinali Hosseini and the accompanying delegation.

Hakimzadeh said educational and cultural exchanges between Iran and Afghanistan is to cause development of all-out ties.

During the period of the academic year of 1396-97, a number of 322,450 pupils from Afghanistan are studying in all educational levels in Iran and this is 91 percent of total foreign citizens studying in Iran.

He pointed to the Supreme Leader's order to enroll foreign children in Iranian schools.

In this direction a memorandum of understanding has been prepared for signatures of Iran and Afghanistan officials.

He said that literacy Movement as well as Iran's Educational Industry have announced their readiness to cooperate in this direction for educating Afghanistan pupils as well as teachers.

Hakimzadeh underlined that interaction between the two Education Ministries as well as educational and scientific exchanges between the two states will prepare ground for sustainable strategic cooperation.

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