Moscow, March 18, IRNA-Dagestan on Thursday opened an Iranology Center at the republic's state university in a ceremony attended by several diplomatic and academic officials.
The center was inaugurated by Mehdi Imanipour, the cultural attache of Iran Embassy in Russia. Also present in the ceremony were the dean of the university and a number of professors and students of its Persian Language and Literature Department.
Referring to importance and necessity of development of Iran-Dagestan cultural ties, Imanipour expressed hope that the Iranology Center will pave the ground for more interaction between the two nations.
He pointed to the conference on Armenia-Iran Cultural Relations slated for September-October 2005 in Dagestan capital, adding that such conferences can help recognize cultural heritage and commonalities of both countries.
Dagestan State University, with 12 colleges and 6 branches in different cities of the republic, is one of Russia's top universities which has over 20,000 students.
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