Iranian ambassador meets Russian communication minister
Tehran, Iran, April 18
By Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:
Iranian Ambassador to Moscow Mehdi Sanaei met Russian Minister of Communications and Mass Media Nikolai Nikiforov in Moscow.
The two sides reviewed the current status of mutual cooperation and discussed further cooperation in space technology, Internet services, related projects and investments, Fars news agency reported April 18.
During the meeting, the Russian official pointed to Iran's progress in developing its capabilities in communications and space technologies.
He concluded that international sanctions imposed on Iran couldn't restrain the country from developing its capabilities.
Iran is closing in on a deal with world powers to end crushing international sanctions on the country.
Tehran and P 5+1 (the US, UK, France, Russia, China, and Germany) reached a framework agreement on Apr.2 that envisions a comprehensive deal by July 1 which would lift the sanctions in return for limiting the Islamic Republic's nuclear program.
Nikiorov added that in his future visit to Iran, Tehran's cooperation with leading Russian companies will be discussed and formerly signed contracts will be pursued.
Besides Russia, Iran has been working with Azerbaijan in ICT and space.
During the meeting with his Azerbaijani counterpart Professor Ali Abbasov on Feb.24, Iran's ICT Minister Mahmoud Vaezi said that a preferential agreement, the draft of which was signed by President Hassan Rouhani in his previous visit to Azerbaijan, will pave the way for mutual trade and support Iranian and Azerbaijani tradesmen in terms of price.
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.