Tehran, Baku eye closer ties in ICT

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Officials from Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan explored avenues at a meeting in Baku for closer cooperation between the two neighbors in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector.

Iran’s Ambassador to Baku Mohsen Pakayeen and Azeri Minister of Communications and Information Technology Ramin Guluzade held a meeting in Baku, with both expressing readiness to broaden ties in ICT.

Voicing Azerbaijan’s preparedness to strengthen relations with Iran, Guluzade emphasized the importance of support for the private sectors of the two countries for economic development.

For his part, Pakayeen called for the enhancement of cooperation within the framework of regional and international organizations, such as the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) or the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO).

Earlier in February, Iran and Azerbaijan signed 11 Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) during Azeri President Ilham Aliyev’s official visit to Tehran.

Iran and Azerbaijan have accelerated efforts in recent years to forge closer partnership in various fields, from fighting against terrorism to the exchange of electricity or gas deals.

Meanwhile, a lasting nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers that terminated sanctions on Iran has also paved the way for Tehran-Baku interaction to thrive.

Known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the nuclear accord came into force on January 16.

By Tasnim News Agency