During the meeting in Tehran, Daneshjou and Kalonji underlined the need for boosting the level of mutual cooperation between Iran and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), specially in the scientific and technological fields.
During the meeting, the Iranian minister of science, research and technology pointed to the good level of cooperation between Iran and UNESCO in cultural field, but underlined that the two sides should further broaden their interactions in scientific and technical fields.
UNESCO's assistant director-general for natural sciences, for her part, lauded Iran's scientific growth, adding that UNESCO was particularly interested in deepening mutual cooperation with Iran in the technical and engineering areas.
Kalonji also voiced UNESCO's full preparedness to cooperate with the Iranian Ministry of Science, Research and Technology in a bid to establish global networks of the Islamic science, both in Iran and in the Asia-Pacific region.
She noted that UNESCO has three active centers in Iran.