Iran, Azerbaijan call for enhanced ICT ties

IRNA – Cooperation between Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan on communications and information technologies should be enhanced, senior Iranian and Azerbaijani officials said on Friday.

Head of Iranian President’s Office Mahmoud Vaezi in a meeting with Azerbaijani Minister of Transport, Communication and Information Technology Ramin Guluzade said that relations between the two countries are growing in various spheres while emphasizing the necessity of enhancing the ties in aerospace, IT, transit, postal services and telecommunication.

Referring to the agreement by Iran and Azerbaijan on facilitating the postal services and issuing a joint stamp as a symbol of friendship, Vaezi said that Tehran and Baku can establish and enhance trilateral or quadrilateral relations with other countries such as Turkey and Russia to expand their cooperation.

The Iranian official also said that boosting relations in transportation and transit of goods between Iran and Azerbaijan is of a great importance, adding that with Shahid Beheshti Port in southeastern Iran, there would be no transit limit for Central Asian and Caucasian countries.

He also assessed the agreement between foreign ministers of Iran, Turkey and Azerbaijan on information and communication technologies as positive and said, ‘Today many big companies all over the world have developed from start-ups, so the required facilities should be provided for the youth and those who are interested in the field.’

The Azerbaijani minister, for his part, echoed Vaezi on the IT relations between the two neighboring countries and said that boosting joint activities is a priority for Baku.

Welcoming the idea of enhancing multilateral cooperation, he said that Azerbaijan is planning to build a fiber optic project that crosses Iran.