Iran, Azerbaijan seeking more cooperation on IT, space
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 25
By Khalid Kazimov - Trend:
Iran's ICT Minister Mahmoud Vaezi in a meeting with his Azerbaijani counterpart Professor Ali Abbasov on Feb. 24 said that a preferential agreement whose draft was signed by President Hassan Rouhani in his previous visit to Azerbaijan will pave the ground for mutual trade and support Iranian and Azerbaijani tradesmen in terms of price.
He also stated that agreements can be made between the two neighbor countries on hardware, software, motion pictures, and music in cooperation with the Iranian Ministry of Industry, Mine, and Trade.
Pointing out that the two countries have conducted good cooperation on postal services, he stated that they need also to pursue the document signed by the presidents of the countries on boosting cooperation on telecommunication and the Internet, IRNA news agency reported.
Azerbaijan and Iran are cooperating in the field of postal services as part of a memorandum between the Ministry of Communications and High Technologies of Azerbaijan and the Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies of Iran signed on March 10, 2009.
The memorandum envisages regular bilateral meetings. The sides have agreed on the postal services from Azerbaijan through Iran to Iraq and the Persian Gulf countries.
Vaezi also provided comments on a transit line stretching from Frankfort in Germany to Azerbaijan and then Iran.
"Today the line's bandwidth is 200 Gbit/s. It will rise to 500 Gbit/s in four months and will reach 3200 Gbit/s by the end of the Iranian fiscal year 1394 (Mar. 20, 2016)," he added.
The Iranian official also said that Iran and Azerbaijan have conducted good cooperation on space as well as radio and TV infrastructure, and that they need to strengthen their cooperation on satellite technology, too.
Iranian Communications and Information Technology Ministry announced late Sept. that ground was paved for cooperation between Tehran and Baku on Information and Communication Technology as officials from Azerbaijan Republic Communications and Technology exchanged ideas with visiting Iranian private sector activists in the field.