Iranian President Visits GCU Lahore


During his visit to Government College University (GCU) Lahore, Iranian President Dr. Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi emphasized the deep-rooted historical, religious, cultural, and civilizational ties between Pakistan and Iran. He underscored the mutual interest in nurturing centers of arts, learning, and scientific advancement.

In his address to students and faculty, President Raisi highlighted the importance of prioritizing arts, sciences, and technology to bolster national standing on the global stage. He emphasized the pivotal role of universities as hubs for research and learning, advocating for a comprehensive educational strategy to yield fruitful results.

Acknowledging the resonance of Allama Iqbal’s poetry in Iran, President Raisi underscored the shared cultural heritage between the two nations. He reaffirmed Iran’s alignment with Pakistan on issues like the Palestinian cause.

Furthermore, President Raisi expressed Iran’s commitment to strengthening collaboration with Pakistan, particularly in energy and other key sectors. He extended gratitude to Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif and Chief Minister Punjab Maryam Nawaz Sharif for their warm hospitality during his visit.

In her remarks, GCU Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr. Shazia Bashir extended a warm welcome to President Raisi, emphasizing the potential for bilateral cooperation between Pakistan and Iran in the education sector to pave the way for progress and development.

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