On November 9th, 2021, Dr. Bassam Bashir Ibrahim, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research of the Syrian Arab Republic, and his accompanying delegation visited the Iranian Research Organization for Science and Technology (IROST) for joint scientific cooperation. At the beginning of the meeting, Dr. Alireza Ashouri, President of IROST, while welcoming the delegation and expressing his pleasure at the presence of the Syrian Minister of Higher Education at IROST, stated that the meeting was a good opportunity to share experiences and knowledge in the field of research and technology. "If we come to know about the technological needs of Syria, we can support the Syrian government to meet these requirements through IROST’s knowledge-based companies," and "If the Syrian side is interested in establishing a science and technology park, we are willing to cooperate," Dr.Ashouri said.
Dr. Ibrahim, while expressing delight at his visit from IROST, said that IROST’s location and its beautiful architecture were very attractive to the Syrian delegation. He highly valued the research activities of IROST for meeting the technological needs of the I.R. Iran."We would like to benefit from IROST’s experiences for the establishment of a science and technology park at the University of Damascus soon, " Dr. Ibrahim said. At the end of the visit, the delegation visited IROST’s Biotechnology Department and some knowledge-based companies at IROST's Science and Technology Park.