The Iranian Minister for Communication and Information Technology has arrived in Iraq to meet Iraqi officials regarding communication facilities for pilgrims attending the 40th day mourning ceremony of Imam Hossein’s martyrdom.
Before leaving Tehran, according to ICT’s PR, Dr. Vaezi discussed the objectives of this trip, saying: “I intend to coordinate and discuss the issue of communication facilities for ‘Arbaeen’ ceremony pilgrims with the Iraqi officials.”
Referring to the communication problems faced by pilgrims to the most holy shrines in Iraq, especially at times and occasions like Arbaeen, he added: “We have to negotiate and coordinate with the Iraqi officials to provide better communication facilities and services on these occasions when we are facing huge numbers of visiting pilgrims.”
He underlined the problem of operator interference in border regions as another topic of the negotiations to be held during this visit, including that: “In spite of the efforts of operator companies in both countries, we are still experiencing mobile network interference in border regions and villages, which causes problems for local residents.”
Vaezi also announced the Global Internet Management Conference scheduled to be held at UN this coming month, and said: “Among the main issues to be discussed in this trip are the subject of Internet and coordination between two countries for the upcoming conference.”
The ICT Minister is scheduled to meet and negotiate with Iraqi officials in regard to facilitating communication during Arbaeen, and also other bilateral cooperation.
In this trip, the Minister is accompanied by the managing directors of Iranian Communication Infrastructure Co., the Iranian Post Company, and also Iranian mobile network operators.