Dushanbe, SAEDNEWS: "Today we are witnessing a widespread Western invasion on human rights and the cultural identity of other societies, and wherever there is resistance to their cultural invasion, they seek to change the tastes of that society in order to impose their own culture," President Raisi said addressing students and professors of the Tajik National University on Friday evening.
The Iranian president, meantime, thanked the university for awarding him an honorary doctorate.
"Iranian universities in the fields of technology and engineering, medicine and humanities have made great progress in the world and we are ready to share our experiences in this field with Tajikistan and other neighboring countries," President Raisi said.
In another part of his speech, he said that "our region is the cradle of science, culture" and civilization, adding, "When we review the history of the region, we come across many names to whom this region owes a lot."
The Iranian president further said the great cultural figures of this region presented religious teachings in the form of art and poetry and therefore it is very important and valuable for researchers to know these figures and their valuable works.
President Raisi pointed out that today the culture of "our scientific and academic centers are not separate from our Islamic culture", and said, "When we look at the Asian region, we see that most of the cultural and scientific resources are accumulated here and the great treasure of science and culture and the Abrahamic religions have been introduced to the people in this region."
He reiterated that today, knowledge is the basis of all developments, and there are acceptable and lasting developments that are based on knowledge (Source: IRNA).