Foreign Policy
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:28
Iran Voices Support for Lebanese Gov't, Nation
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Ambassador to Lebanon Mohammad Jalal Firouznia expressed his country’s preparedness to help and support the Lebanese nation and government, and added that Tehran is seeking Lebanese national unity.

Firouznia made the remarks in a meeting with Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab in Beirut on Thursday, noting that Iran's support for and cooperation with the Lebanese government are in line with the interests of Beirut.

During the meeting, the Iranian ambassador said that Iran will always stand by the Lebanese government and nation.

Firouznia also voiced Tehran’s support for Beirut against the threats and aggressions by Israel.  

The Lebanese prime minister, for his part, appreciated Iran’s support for Lebanon.

Diab said that the broadening of relations with Iran is top priority of his country.

In relevant remarks on July 8, Iran's Cultural Attaché to Lebanon Abbas Khamehyar and Chancellor of Saint Joseph University of Beirut Salim Daccache explored avenues for exchange of professors and students and setting up a Persian language course at the university.

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.

 

 

 

 

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