Damascus, SANA- Damascus University signed a cooperation agreement on Tuesday with the Institute for the History of Material Culture of the Russian Academy of Sciences at the headquarters of Damascus University.
That came on the sidelines of the 4th Syrian-Russian Joint Meeting to follow up on the International Conference on Return of Syrian Refugees and Displaced.
The agreement was signed by Reactor of Damascus University, Dr. Muhammad Osama al-Jabban and Deputy Director of the Russian Institute, Dr. Natalia Sloveva.
The agreement aims to enhance cooperation in field of protecting cultural heritage, particularly the archaeological one between the two countries, in addition to establishing contacts between archeologists, researchers and museum workers to expand and boost scientific cultural ties.
The agreement also aims to encourage contacts between organizations, museums and institutions concerned in Syria and the Russian Federation to support the activities in field of archeology and organize exhibitions, study courses, seminars and conferences and other events to develop scientific projects, educational programs and internship for students and academics, in addition to providing media support and joint assistance for official delegations to travel between countries.
According to the three-year agreement, the two parties shall work to exchange information on various events, legislative information, print and electronic media, and provide information about expected projects and archaeological activities.
In a statement to SANA, Dr. Muhammad Osama al-Jabban said that this agreement contributes to supporting cooperation with universities and international scientific institutions and to developing scientific and academic research and the activities of the Faculty of Architectural Engineering mainly through the implementation of joint research and studies and the exchange of experiences between the two sides.