Iran completes national information network: Minister

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mahmoud Vaezi announced that the country has completed its national information network and started providing various electronic services.

Speaking at the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in the Swiss city of Geneva on Tuesday, Vaezi highlighted governments’ role in directing the internet, saying, “using communications and information technology should pave the way for realization of a knowledge-based society and economy, cultural and scientific development, narrowing of social gaps in societies and improvement of their economic prosperity.”

He further emphasized that development of ICT (information and communications technology) is high on the agenda of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s administration.

The minister added that based on the policy, the Iranian government has completed its national information network and started providing various electronic services.

The World Summit on the Information Society Forum 2016 is taking place at the headquarters of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in Geneva from May 2 to 6.

The WSIS represents the world’s largest annual gathering of the ‘ICT for development’ community.

By Tasnim News Agency