The government of Iran is funding the construction of a faculty in Kabul University dedicated mainly to the studies of ‘Persian Language’, it has been reported.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed in this regarding between Cultural attaché at the Iranian embassy in Kabul Mohammadreza Maleki and the Chancellor of Kabul University and Adviser Minister to President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Higher Education Hamidullah Farooqi.
The construction of the faculty of Persian Language and Literature is planned to start from March 2019, according to Iran’s Fars News Agency.
The source further added that during the signing ceremony, the Iranian cultural attaché donated 2,300 textbook titles to Kabul University, stressing that the cooperation will continue in the future.
The books are related to studies on humanities, anthropology, literature, social sciences, economics, management, and computers, the report stated.
Earlier in November, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif underlined that his country will make its utmost efforts to help the Afghan government to successfully hold peace talks in the country.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran has always supported peace talks in Afghanistan under the guidance and partnership of the Afghan government and it will use all its capacities to help the Afghan government along this path,” Zarif was quoted as saying in Fars News Agency as saying during a meeting with former Afghan President Hamid Karzai in Tehran.