Agreement between the Academies of Sciences of Tatarstan and Afghanistan is signed

29 Mar 2021

The cooperation agreement between the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tatarstan and Academy of Sciences of Afghanistan was signed. The ceremony took place in the format of a video conference with the participation of the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan, Mr. Shaikhraziev, the heads of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tatarstan Mr. Salakhov and the Academy of Sciences of Afghanistan Mr. Shakib, the Ambassador of Afghanistan to Russia HE Said Tayeb Jawad, representatives of the Russian Foreign Ministry`s office in Kazan, Afghan-Russian cooperation societies and patriotic funds.

The participants of the video conference were welcomed by the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Tatarstan Vasil Shaikhraziev:

The history of our relations is very long, and we intend to develop them in the future. In particular, in the field of scientific work"

Ambassador Jawad in his speech thanked all the participants from the Tatar, Russian and Afghan sides, for active participation in strengthening the friendship between the sides:


“I sincerely thank Mr. Shaikhraziev, for his invaluable contribution to the development of science in Tatarstan and his commitment to enhance the academic exchanges between Tatarstan and Afghanistan”

Ambassador Jawad also congratulated the Academy of Sciences of Tatarstan on its thirtieth anniversary, and wished them continued success.

Kazan has long been known as a center of education and science, the capital of the powerful Kazan Khanate, with numerous universities and libraries. The city has been considered a major scientific center of Russia. The Academy of Sciences of Tatarstan was established in 1991 and since then has been continuing and developing these glorious traditions.

Ambassador Jawad said, that signing of the cooperation agreement is of personal interest to him, since his farther Professor Academician Mir Hussain Shah was a founding member of the Academy of Sciences of Afghanistan. Sciences of Afghanistan was established in 1970. Thanks to the help of Soviet scientists, already in the 1980s the Academy declared itself as important scientific center: hundreds of researchers were educated in the best universities of the USSR, and began to move the science of Afghanistan forward.

Taking into account the long-standing scientific, cultural, social and people to people ties between Afghanistan and Soviet and modern Russia, the document signed today will facilitate closer coordination among scientists and universities.