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Dr Rouhani in a message to Farabi International Festival:

Today, the humanities is expected to play a more guiding role in the lives of human societies than ever before/ Iran’s scientific power the basis for its national authority

In a message to the Farabi International Festival on Sunday, the President wrote that today the humanities are expected to play a more guiding role in the lives of human societies than ever before and to respond to the rapid problems and emerging challenges of the world.

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Sun 18 - July 2021 - 11:53

The text of Dr Hassan Rouhani's message is as follows:

In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful

We thank God that in the last days of the government of Prudence and Hope, we succeeded in expressing our gratitude and appreciation to the dear thinkers, elites and researchers in the important and crucial field of humanities and Islamic sciences and to witness the holding of this important cultural event in the country.

Holding the Farabi International Festival has always been a great opportunity to recognise the humanities and Islamic sciences and introduce the country's top talents and scientific advances, and in fact, pave the way for the humanities to move and achieve great goals, in line with Iranian-Islamic values.

Today we live in a world where the humanities are expected to play a more guiding role in the lives of human societies than ever before and to respond to the rapidly emerging problems and challenges of the world.

The Islamic Republic of Iran, despite all restrictions and sanctions, has achieved significant progress in the field of humanities, relying on the power and genius of the elite youth of this land. Of course, the functions and research position of the humanities need to be better recognised.

The government of Prudence and Hope, with attaching great weight to the humanities, has always tried to support the humanities and the development of science and knowledge, and to provide the conditions for scientific and research activities. Now, the scientific power of the country, which has been achieved with the efforts of the academic community in various fields, is the main basis of the national authority of the Islamic Republic of Iran in world relations.

At present, our country is still facing new and serious opportunities and threats, and it is clear that in such circumstances, a serious responsibility lies with thinkers and scientists in the field of humanities and social sciences, and they should help the society in properly understanding the current situation and ways to overcome problems and difficulties more than before.

Today, what diminishes the motivation and power of the country's management more than anything else, is the lack of consensus on some fundamental issues of the country and the synergy in pursuing national interests, especially in international relations. With this in mind, recognising the authority of the university in major issues of the country is a national need and we call on everyone to follow it and we are sure that in such an environment, overcoming some of the problems of the country will be facilitated with a very low cost.

In the end, I consider it necessary to appreciate all those involved in holding this great cultural festival and I ask the Almighty health and well-being for the Iranian nation, especially the academic community and the people of science and knowledge, and wish them success in walking the path of honour and prosperity of Islamic Iran.

Hassan Rouhani

President of the Islamic Republic of Iran

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