His Excellency, Grand Ayatollah Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, in his Monday meeting with the President and the members of the High Council of Virtual Space, emphasized on the necessity of utilizing Iran’s young talents and abilities, correct policymaking, wise and proper measures, coordinated and timely actions, to emerge from stagnation in the field of virtual space through active and effective presence, and coherent and attractive Islamic content generation.
According to ICT’s Public Relation center, reporting from His Excellency’s official website, last Monday, His Excellency, Grand Ayatollah Khamenei, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, in his meeting with the President and the members of the High Council of Virtual Space, called this council ‘Iran’s main center for informed, responsible, and principal policymaking in the virtual space sector’, referring to constant and rapid growth of the huge and unique phenomena of the virtual space, stressing that: “We should benefit from the potentials and talents of Iranian youth, through proper policymaking, wise and coordinated actions, and timely measures; constantly moving forward to emerge from stagnation in the virtual space sector, with an active and effective presence, and by generating strong and attractive Islamic content.”
Referring to the extensive influence of virtual space as a superb soft force, on various sectors such as culture, politics, economy, lifestyle, faith, and religious beliefs and ethics, His Excellency emphasized the necessity of a appropriate and precise design for safeguarding the society’s intellectual and ethical security boundaries in this field, adding that: “Having an active and effective presence in virtual space requires, ‘focused and centralized decision-making’, ‘enthusiastic and timely implementation’, ‘coordination among agencies’, and ‘avoiding parallel and opposing activities’.
The Leader of the Revolution also underscored the importance of state planning and backing, especially by the Scientific and Technological Deputy’s department of the President’s office for developing industries related to communication technology, stressing that: “Growth and development of these industries through knowledge-based companies will have a great impact on job-creation and economic development of the country.”
Grand Ayatollah Khamenei also acknowledged the efforts of the President and the former members of the High Council of Virtual Space, and the former and present secretariat.
Before His Excellency’s address, President Rouhani and Mr. Eng. Entezari, secretariat of High Council of Virtual Space presented a report on the importance of virtual space and the programs and activities of the High Council and the National Center of Virtual Space in their first term of office. Also, Ayatollah Amoli Larijani, head of Iran’s Judiciary, specified topics regarding the necessities and requirements related to the virtual space.”