Dr. Vaezi, the proposed ICT Minister took ministerial office in a motion of confidence by 218 for, 45 against and 20 abstain votes.
H.E. Mr. Vaezi has a PHD degree in International Relations and Master's in Electronic Engineering. He has been the CEO of Iran Telecommunications Company from 1970 to 1986.
Dr. Mahmoud Vaezi has introduced five core activities including "development of network and infrastructure", "improving quality of life of the citizens and service development", "developing rural communications and deprived areas", " promoting research and developing local technologies" and finally "promoting and expanding communications and effective presence at international scenes".
The first core being network and infrastructure development is achieved by increasing international bandwidth, increasing national IP network's bandwidth, development and completion of provincial, regional and international data centers aimed at increasing internet users.
The second core i.e. improving quality of life and service development is achieved by implementing e-government and providing high speed access for executive bodies, businesses and households, boosting electronic services, increasing per capita of mail items and new services, developing Payam Special Economic Zone and launching ICT complexes.
Various methods are introduced for developing national technologies including but not limited to supporting local software development, preparing standard packages and defining sector rules and regulations, designing and implementing joint satellites with other countries and launching national aerospace laboratory.
The ministry is keen to boost relations and effectively participate in international scenes by active and effective presence at regional and international meetings in order to advance the objectives and defend the national interests and achieve a suitable position in unions and regional and international forums.