Iran is interested in cooperating with Azerbaijan in different spheres of economy, including information and communication technologies (ICT) section, Mohammad Javad Azeri Jahromi, ICT Minister, told on the sidelines of the 23rd Azerbaijan International Exhibition and Conference on Telecommunications and Information Technologies - Bakutel 2017.
According to the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology's Public Relations Center,The minister said that there are several directions of cooperation between Iran and Azerbaijan, and interaction in transit of internet traffic from south of Iran to Azerbaijan, and onward in the northern direction -- to Russia -- represent one of these directions.
"In accordance with the memorandum, the two countries cooperate in the field of cyber security, as well as in postal service and e-government. The postal operators of the two countries inked relevant agreements and set up transit of postal deliveries. The ongoing construction of railway communication between the two countries will also give impetus to the development of bilateral ties. In general we are interested in cooperating with Azerbaijan in different fields," said the ICT Minister.
Referring to the annual presence of one million health tourists from Azerbaijan, and the development of the markets for Iranian business abroad, the Minister of Communications and Information Technology said, "Our youth have the capacity to generate wealth from their knowledge, and to further develop employment and business opportunities is also on the agenda.''
Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi, referring to the presence of Iranian companies at the Bakutel exhibition, said that at this year's Bakutel, with 192 companies from 120 countries, showcases the latest advances in the various fields of ICT.
He added: "Iran has also supported the presence of digital businesses to present its products at the exhibition, according to its digital economy program. In this context, 9 companies have succeeded in this field and presented products and will try to find business partners.'
Referring to the topic of tourism, he said: "We currently have about one million health tourists from Azerbaijan, which can be helped through information technology, especially with the help of one of the Iranian businesses which is present in this exhibition and is fully active the field of health tourism.
Azari Jahromi assessed the presence of Iranian business in the exhibition, a successful one and emphasized: "Regional situations help us to create a larger market for service development."