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28.12.2016

Azerbaijan, Iran discuss prospects for ICT cooperation

 

A meeting was held in the Ministry of Communications and High Technologies with a delegation led by Minister of Information and Communications Technology of the Islamic Republic of Iran, co-chairman of Azerbaijan-Iran Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation Mahmoud Vaezi.

 

The expansion of cooperation in the field of telecommunications and post, joint participation in regional projects, promotion of cooperation between companies of the two countries,  regulation of radio frequencies in border areas, as well as  prospects for  cooperation in the field of satellite services were discussed at the meeting.

 

Welcoming the guests, Minister of Communications and High Technologies of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ramin Guluzade said that during his visit to Azerbaijan Mahmoud Vaezi was received by President Ilham Aliyev which testifies the high level of cooperation between the two countries .

 

Ramin Guluzade also stressed that 2016 played a crucial role in further strengthening of friendly relations between Azerbaijan and Iran, the implementation of vital projects, and the expansion of ties between the two countries.

 

The Minister thanked his counterpart for their participation in the international exhibition and conference BakuTel and underlined the importance of involving Iranian private companies represented at the exhibition in the ICT sector of Azerbaijan.

 

Speaking of the work done and  projects implemented during the year in the ICT sector, Ramin Guluzade noted that Azerbaijan completely switched to the digital television broadcasting in December of current year. The Minister drew attention to the fact that this innovation plays a special role in the regulation of radio frequencies in the territories bordering with Iran.

 

In turn, Mahmoud Vaezi expressed satisfaction with the expansion of cooperation in the field of communications and high technologies. The Minister noted that in general, widely using the existing opportunities, the country has established effective cooperation in all areas. Mahmoud Vaezi also stressed the possibility of mutually beneficial cooperation in space industry.    

 

At the end of the meeting it was decided to implement the issues discussed during the meeting by the existing Working Group.