Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Bilateral Relations: Iran - “Russia is among Iran’s great and friendly neighbors" as two sides sign telecom cooperation MoU

Moscow, April 27, IRNA – Iran’s visiting Communications and Information Technology minister supervised signing of a telecom cooperation memorandum of understanding with Russia’s Telecom Company here Monday.

Managing Director of the Telecommunications Infrastructure Company of Iran Mahmoud Khosravi and the Managing Director of Russia’s Telecom Company Andrey Kalpov signed the MoU contract for broader telecommunications cooperation between the two countries.

Iran’s Telecom Minister Taqipour, said, “Russia is among Iran’s great and friendly neighbors and keeping in mind the two countries’ statuses in the region, there are very great potentials for strengthening and broadening cooperation in communication and telecom fields.”

He pointed out that Iran’s geopolitical status in the region is quite unique, adding, “Iran is situated at an international crossroad and is the access point to various parts in the east and the west.”

Taqipour said, “Considering Iran’s capabilities, we are ready to decrease the communications and telecom traffic between Russia and Europe, and to cooperate with Moscow in becoming the two sides’ telecom transit route.”

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