The event was held in the Fundamental Library of the Moscow State University. Valery Falkov , the Head of the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia, Viktor Sadovnichy, Rector of Lomonosov Moscow State University and Kazema Jalali, Ambassador Plenipotentiary of Iran to Russia , attended the opening ceremony .
Leaders of more than a hundred universities of the two states discussed issues of inter-university cooperation, the implementation of academic mobility programs, joint educational programs and research. One of the topics was the possibility of promoting the Persian and Russian languages on a mutual basis.
The training of students from Iran at Russian universities is one of the main areas of bilateral cooperation between the states. More than 6.5 thousand Iranians are studying in Russia this year