Khamehyar described Saint Joseph University of Beirut as one of the successful universities of Lebanon with about 50 to 60 Iranian students and cultural figures, including the late Sadeq Ayenehvand, a well-known Iranian historian who was a graduate of Saint Joseph University.
Currently, dozens of universities across the world are running Persian language courses, he said, voicing readiness for setting up Persian language department at the university and sending professors.
Salim Daccache, for his part, described Iranian students as among the most talented students of the university.
Welcoming proposal for academic cooperation, he added that online education can be placed on agenda amid coronavirus spread.
In a relevant development in late March 2019, Executive Director of Lebanon's National Library Gelnare Atoui Saad voiced her country’s readiness to establish library cooperation with Iran, saying there is no limitation for the Lebanese National Library to maintain cooperation with other countries.
Atoui Saad reiterated that negotiations should be held on the major grounds of cooperation.
She expressed interest in taking advantage of digital and electronic versions of other national libraries namely those of National Library of Iran.
She referred to exchange of important collections which are in relation to Lebanon and the Islamic World as the most important grounds of cooperation.
She added that Iran and Lebanon will also be able to have cooperation in directory of books and research.
Both countries will be able to have cooperation for promoting human resources, restoration of books and manuscripts, Atoui Saad said.
Pointing to the existence of about 300,000 editions including books, newspapers, journals and maps in Lebanese National Library, she extended readiness for ceding showcase to Iran to display Iranian works.