(IRNA) - Iran and Iraq signed an agreement here Monday to expand their telecommunications cooperation.
The agreement was inked by the Managing Director of Kermanshah Telecommunications Company Fazel Zamani and a representative of the Iraqi Ministry of Communications.
Pursuant to the agreement, a fiber optic line in Iran would be linked to Iraq via the Khosravi border, reports Trend.
Kermanshah Telecommunications Company will manage all international communications of Iraq, Zamani said.
He moreover said that initial work to connect 8,000 Iranian telecommunication channels to Iraqi lines via the Khosravi border have been carried out.
Iraq also called on the Iranian side to connect its telecommunication lines with those of Iraqi Kurdistan's telecommunication lines via the Parviz Khan border market, in Iranian border city of Qasr-e Shirin, which was accepted, he said.
The official added that Kermanshah Telecommunications Company had agreed to establish a telecommunication link for the Iraqi provinces of Karbala and Najaf in the near future.
Iran's Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has accepted to install all equipment necessary for development of Iraq's telecommunications at no cost, he said, adding that Iran would receive just compensation for its efforts based on international prices.