Hundreds of Iranians living in Uganda and their Ugandan friends on Thursday thronged the Al-Mustafa Islamic College in Kyengera, Wakiso district for this year’s edition of the Iranology seminar.
The highly attended function was spearheaded by the Cultural arm of the embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Uganda, attracting diplomats, government representatives, students, and other dignitaries.
The Iranian Ambassador, Mr. Majid Saffar who officiated the function, said that Iranology seminars unlock the potential of human understanding of Iran’s cultural diversity, history, health-care services, science and Technology infrastructure, agriculture, astronomy, innovation, and global diplomacy among other aspects of life.
Uganda, he said is well endowed with natural resources which gives room for agricultural production.
“Iran is now exporting knowledge to other countries including European countries,” he said.
In his speech, the Cultural Counsellor Mr. Abdollah Abbasi, of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran described to the audience, the real Iran people should know instead of being fed lies by Western media platforms.
Iran, he said is geographically in a unique position between the Persian Gulf and the Caspian Sea; It means that it is the largest lake in the world and has diversity and tourist attractions. But today I am going to provide a few explanations about medical tourism in Iran:
“Iran is one of the most advanced countries in the world in terms of medicine, it has a long history in the field of medicine, and there are many well-known doctors from Iran. In Iran, health tourism includes three sectors, each of which has attractions for tourists who choose Iran for their health trips, including nature therapy tourism/wellness tourism and medical tourism,” he said.
“Naturopathy tourism, as its name suggests, is a trip where a person is treated by natural healing resources and services under the supervision of a doctor. Some of the most important resources and medical services related to it are hot springs, Salt Lake, herbal baths, medical massage, medical mud, and sun. This type of tourism, despite having natural phenomena and the wonderful nature of Iran, is highly regarded and has been placed in a special position. The growth of medicinal plants and the presence of Iran’s four-season and wonderful weather have made Iran one of the hubs of naturopathy tourism in the world. The presence of hot water springs in different cities of Iran is effective for treating many diseases, including rheumatism, muscle and joint pain, migraine, and sinusitis, and its clean climate and beautiful environment are also used to improve respiratory, rheumatology, skin and muscle diseases or to pass the time. It is very effective after surgery and illness,” he added.
A senior lecturer at Al-Mustafa Islamic College who have rich knowledge about Iran Assoc. Prof. Adam Sebyala said that the courageous country situated in western Asia bordered by Iraq, Turkey, Syria and so many other countries, that has alien in ethnicity was the Successor of the Persian Empire.
He informed the participants that Iranians don’t have it in their culture to enslave other people as it was evidenced when the Persian Empire took over authority.
“Persian single-handedly created Islamic civilization because Arabs only memorized and couldn’t pass the information on to the next generation. They gathered whatever the Sunni Islam has in Islam. The Iranians produced IMAM Khomeini; one of the three most famous men in history, last month,” he said
The scientific vice president of the institution, Ms. Zahra Afzali said that they are working with knowledge-based companies in construction, agriculture, food science, and health sciences.
While speaking about agriculture, she noted that Iran has good fertilizers, seeds, agrochemical inputs, and machinery with a high level of production.
She invited guests to visit the innovation and technology hubs which are at Al-Mustafa Islamic College.
The principal of Al-Mustafa Islamic College, Dr. Rouhollah Dehghani the lead host called upon different members of the diplomatic Corps to come and host various academic and cultural programs that help scholars and researchers to explore knowledge and wisdom to build resilience and patriotism.
He informed participants that Iranian civilization comes far away from the Persian empire about 10,000 years ago.
He noted that such important seminars bring about the Awakening of intellectual talents in artificial intelligence, socio-economic transformation, and increasing demand for research
The Managing Director of Mugalabi Technical Ventures Africa, Ms. Esther Nankinga, rallied Ugandans to visit the Islamic Republic of Iran because Iran has a lot to offer in terms of culture and traditions, education, tourism, and trade.
She recalled the hospitality of the Iranian people who welcome visitors from different countries.
‘’It’s an honor to stand before you and share my experience and knowledge of the beautiful country The Islamic Republic of Iran’’, she noted.
‘’Iran is a country with a cultural heritage spanning thousands of years with historical contributions to art, science, and philosophy’’, she added.
Beyond its cultural and intellectual achievements, ran is blessed with a beautiful and diverse landscape from majestic mountains to lush forests and beautiful coastlines along the Caspian Sea and Persian Gulf
Its cities are a fusion of modernity and tradition, offering a unique blend of experiences for visitors.
She said that the people of Iran are so welcoming, respectful, and polite and treat visitors with kindness
“Due to propaganda and unfair sanctions, Iran has had limited business relationships on the global stage, but this has not stopped Iran. Iran has been self-sufficient for decades and has managed to develop various industries and sectors within the country. I believe the world is ready for Iran and Iran is ready for the world. We as Uganda are looking forward to not only doing business with Iran but to sharing culture and knowledge,”