0330 GMT June 20, 2018
Iran has played a leading role in producing and promoting science in both pre- and post-Islam eras, President Rouhani said addressing the closing ceremony of the 31st Kharazmi International Award held in the Iranian capital this morning, IRNA reported.
In his speech, the president described Iran as a great country always being a pioneer in civilization and science.
Iran, he added, is also the first regional country which presented a model of religious democracy to the world.
It is three decades that Kharazmi (Khwarizmi) International Award is being held in the country with the purpose of identifying and introducing the exemplars of science.
Altogether, 337 domestic and 133 foreign projects from 49 countries were presented to the international scientific event.
From the total projects, ten belonging to Iranian researchers and five to the foreigners were awarded at the end of the Kharazmi ceremony.