"Nobody is let to hold anybody captive, invade his territories and judge the freedom of his thoughts and ideas".

President of Islamic Republic of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad visited YSU on the 22nd of October in the framework of his official visit to Armenia and held a meeting with YSU students and professorial staff.

YSU Rector Aram Simonyan, having welcomed Mr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, underlined the age-long relationship of our nations. He signified the collaboration in the area of education: Owing to our IHE, at one of our substructures, at the Chair of Iranian Studies, which has gained international recognition and found its unique place in the field of scientific researches, many postgraduate students develop their scientific-research talent, and tomorrow they will become skillful representatives of Iranian studies abroad.

President of Iran Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had prepared a lecture for the audience. The god makes favor for those who have developed scientific activities, - it is said in Holy Book-Koran. The high-ranking guest is sure that science is a light in hands of people, who spread the science. These personalities are in the first rows of the humanity. 

He mentioned that man is not only limited by the material world, man has got a soul, morality, goals, and desire to achieve perfection and to recognize the world. Kindness, nobleness, love, dignity, freedom, longing for science and perfection are the rights one can not alienate from man. As far the power of the world is in hands of not true people, no justness, non polytheism and love can be called to life, -Mr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is sure. 

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad states that brutality and threats reject the right of man to love and spread kindness, the ignorance and foolishness kill the desire for science, wars and bloodsheds threat the right for life. Interpreting the modern challenges, he said that if the humanity followed the commandments of God and justness rained in the area of international relations, we would avoid the existing situations in Iraq, Palestine and Afghanistan. IHE must be the cradles, where all the issues, the humanity is concerned about, must be discussed,-said President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. He says that modern youth must take the initiative to spread peace, and justness all over the world. 

According to the decision of YSU Academic Council Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was awarded Alma Mater golden medal and the title of YSU honorable doctor. This is a gift not only for the President of the country, but to all the dreams and expectations, that I mentioned about, -said Mr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad with appreciation. -I say let the world hear: Armenia and Iran will be relatives eternally.


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