Tehran, Iran, Feb. 23
By Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:
Iranian and Azerbaijani officials signed 11 Memorandums of Understanding (MoU) on the sidelines of the meeting between Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev and his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani in Tehran Feb. 23, Trend's correspondent reported from Tehran.
The two sides signed documents for cooperation in various sectors including transportation, electricity swap, health and medical sciences, oil, gas, and petrochemical, as well as customs, social and women affairs in Tehran's Saadabad Palace.
Heading a high-ranking delegation, Azerbaijani president arrived at Tehran today, on Feb. 23, at the invitation of President Rouhani.
Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov and his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif signed a document for cooperation in eliminating and mitigating the consequences of emergency situations.
Chairman of the Azerbaijan State Customs Committee Aydin Aliyev and Iran's Deputy Minister for Industry, Mine and Trade Mehdi Karbasian signed a document for mutual administrative assistance in customs issues.
Also, Azerbaijani and Iranian agriculture ministers Heydar Asadov and Mahmoud Hojjati signed a document for cooperation in veterinary and livestock health.
A framework document for selling electricity was also signed by Azerbaijan's Economy and Industry Minister Shahin Mustafayev and Iran's ICT minister Mahmoud Vaezi. The fifth signed document was also a framework agreement about linking the two countries' railways, which was signed by Mustafayev and Abbas Akhoundi, Iran's transportation minister.
Javid Gurbanov, head of Azerbaijan Railways and his Iranian counterpart Mohsen Aghaei signed a document for a border railway bridge between Iranian Astara and Azerbaijani Astara.
A MoU also was signed for cooperation between the Azerbaijan State Committee of Family, Women and Children Affairs and Iran's vice-presidency for women and family affairs. Azerbaijani Economy and Industry Minister Shahin Mustafayev and Iranian Vice President for Women and Family Affairs Shahindokht Molaverdi signed the MoU.
The two sides also inked a MoU for cooperation in health and medical sciences. The document was signed by Minister of Healthcare of Azerbaijan Ogtay Shiraliyev and Iran's Health Minister Hassan Ghazizadeh Hashemi.
The ninth document which envisages cooperation between Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population of Azerbaijan and the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labour and Social Welfare of Iran was signed by Mustafayev and Ali Rabee'i, Iranian labor and social welfare minister.
Head of State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) Rovnag Abdullayev and Roknoddin Javadi, managing director of National Iranian Oil Company, also signed a memorandum for cooperation. SOCAR also signed cooperation MoU with Ghadir Investment Company in the fields of oil, gas and petrochemical products.