Iran, Finland ink deal to co-op in minerals sector
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 25
By Fatih Karimov – Trend:
Iran and Finland signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate in minerals sector, IRNA news agency reported Oct. 25.
The deal was signed by Mehdi Karbasian, head of Iranian Mines & Mining Industries Development & Renovation Organization (IMIDRO), and Mika Nykänen, director general of the Geological Survey of Finland (GTK), in Tehran on Oct. 25 on the sidelines of a symposium on minerals processing.
The document envisages cooperation in the exploration, extraction and exchange of technical information between the two organizations, as well as cooperation on rare mineral elements and training cooperation in the field of mining and mineral processing industry.
A training contract was also expected to be signed with South Africa on the sidelines of the symposium.
The first international symposium on mineral processing (IMPAS 2016) kicked off on October 25 in Tehran.
IMIDRO eyes to enhance international interaction and utilize experience of reputable mineral sector experts around the world through the two-day symposium.
Also a workshop on iron ore and base metals processing will be held on the sidelines of the symposium, to be attended by experts from ECO countries, including Turkey, Azerbaijan, Pakistan, Kyrgyzstan and Afghanistan.