Turkey Consul General Fatih Topçu and Turkmenistan Consul General Elias Gripov met with Professor Mohammad Kafi, President of Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (FUM). During his meeting with the new Turkish Consul General, Prof. Kafi introduced both Iran and Turkey as the pioneers of the production of science in the region and the Islamic world and emphasized the mutual scientific cooperation between the two countries. Considering the internationally rank of 470 of FUM, Prof. Kafi referred to his last year visit to Istanbul, and noted the contribution to the expansion of Persian and Istanbul Turkish language and literature as the achievements of that trip, in addition to the presence of a Turkish professor at FUM. He also emphasized the necessity of developing cooperation in other fields of knowledge and announced the readiness of FUM to host Turkish academic colleges. Dr. Ehsan Ghabool, Head of International Academic Relations of FUM, also emphasized the development of scientific and academic relations between the two countries.
Furthermore, Mr. Elias Gripov praised the scientific progress of FUM in recent years. He considered all the proposals important to Turkmenistan and announced their readiness to pursue and implement them. Turkmenistan's Consul General in Mashhad announced the year 2021 as the Year of Regional and International Solidarity and Security according to the suggestion of the President of Turkmenistan at the United Nations and called for the cooperation of FUM in organizing joint programs.