Esfahan Governor General in a meeting with Pakistani scientist Zabta Khan Shinwari, Secretary-General of the Pakistan Academy of Sciences and winner of the UNESCO Avicenna Prize for Ethics in Science, pointed to seven-thousand-year history of Esfahan and said Esfahan has been the capital of Iran in four periods.
“Esfahan is the capital of culture and civilization of Islamic Iran” he said and added, “Esfahan is the World Crafts City and it will be the Tourism Capital of Islamic Countries in the next year.”
Zargarpour said Esfahan province has a special place in science and technology and has already passed the industrial stage and has entered into post-industrial stage.
He referred to the reconstruction and rehabilitation of Avicenna academy in the previous week and said, “This news can be interesting for you who are the winner of prize of Avicenna.”
Stating that ethics in science is emphasized in Islam, Zargarpour said, “Your prize in the field of ethics in science is praiseworthy.”
Shinwari, for his part, said, “I as the winner of the UNESCO Avicenna Prize for Ethics in Science declare that this prize is important for me; firstly because it has the name of an Iranian and Muslim scientist, secondly it is in the field of ethics and thirdly it has been suggested by Islamic Republic of Iran.”
He added Iran has managed to revive ethics in science and it is a pleasure for us that this suggestion was accepted by UNESCO.
He declared readiness for holding the first ethics training course in Esfahan.