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2/24/03

Iran's Islamic Azad University signs agreement with Britain's Leeds University

Tehran, Feb 23, IRNA -- Iran's Islamic Azad University (IAU) signed a cooperation agreement with Britain's Leeds University here Sunday.

The IAU in an announcement said the agreement was signed between the deputy chairman of the university for international affairs and the deputy chancellors of Leeds university.

The agreement stipulates for the two academic institution to hold joint in curriculums in graduate and post-graduate levels in such diverse fields as Education, English, International affairs, Law and Business Administration- and its sub-specialties-.

Others areas of cooperation include holding joint training seminars, exchange of academics and students, and joint scientific research projects.

Meanwhile, The agreement comes at the time of flurry of visits by the two nations officials aimed at forging closer ties.

A parliamentary Foreign Affairs Select Committee announced in January that it was holding an evidence session on Iran prior to its visit to Tehran in March.

The committee, led by its chairman, Labor MP Donald Anderson, said that it was now planning to visit Iran between March 8-14

It was unclear whether the visit will be part of a resumption of the original inquiry into UK-Iran relations, but some of the testimony is expected to be included in the committee's on-going report of foreign policy aspects of the war against terrorism.

In its first report on the war against terrorism last June, the all-party group of MPs praised the UK government for disagreeing with US President George W Bush's inclusion of Iran in his controversial 'axis of evil' speech.

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