Iran, Azerbaijan ink MoU on space, satellite coop.

BAKU, Aug. 02 (MNA) – Iran and Azerbaijan have signed a memorandum of understanding for utilizing one another’s ample capacities on space and satellite cooperation.

Mahmoud Vaezi, Iran’s ICT Minister and Chairman of Iran-Azerbaijan Joint Economic Commission, visited Baku with an aim to make necessary preparations for the upcoming visit of President Hassan Rouhani to the Eurasian country on Augest 8.  

During his stay, Vaezi held talks with his Azerbaijani counterpart Ramin Namigoglu Guluzade, where the two sides highlighted the need for expansion of mutual cooperation in the field of telecommunications and information technology.

Vaezi noted the two countries’ access to transit routes for data transfer, as well as joint coordination in setting up frequency spectrum in border cities, and deemed the implemented measures satisfactory in reducing expenses of mobile phone users.

He further expressed readiness for close cooperation with Azerbaijan in the areas of space and satellite construction, adding “the two countries also have the potential for cooperation on manufacturing communications equipment and developing software.”

Stressing the significance of the participation of the two countries’ private sectors in joint projects, Vaezi maintained that research and development in the fields of communications and IT by highly skilled specialists and experts would be among the priorities for cooperation.

The two sides further called for closer cooperation in international organizations and communities such as the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Universal Postal Union (UPU). 

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