Iran, Iraq Emphasize Enhancing Cooperation in ICT Sector

Iran, Iraq Emphasize Enhancing Cooperation in ICT Sector

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Officials from Iran and Iraq stressed the need to strengthen cooperation in the field of communications and information technology (ICT).

Iran’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology (ICT) Issa Zarepour in a meeting with his Iraqi counterpart in Baghdad pointed to the high capabilities and potential of Iran in the field of implementing communications projects in Iraq and called for the continuation of cooperation in this sector.

The two countries share ample commonalities that can be used for the development of relations in different fields, including communications and information technology (ICT), he said. 

Turning to the implementation of the previous agreements inked between the two countries in the ICT sector, Zarepour emphasized that the Islamic Republic is ready to participate in mega internet- and communications projects in Iraq.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Iran’s ICT minister pointed to the launch of a direct link between Iran and Iraq during Arbaeen ceremonies and also the eye-catching improvement of the quality of communications and emphasized that the direct communications link between Tehran and Baghdad should be further strengthened.

Iraqi Minister of Communications Hiyam al-Yasiri, for her part, appreciated Iran’s achievements in the ICT sector and added that the result of close cooperation between ICT ministries of the two countries was observed during Arbaeen ceremonies.

Favorable services were rendered to the pilgrims during the Arbaeen rituals and it seems necessary that the two countries should continue their cooperation in this field, she underlined.

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