Iran, Afghanistan to boost ICT cooperation

8 Dec 2015

The ICT ministers of Iran and Afghanistan have agreed to boost cooperation in the ICT space, and are set to sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to that effect, IRNA reports. Under the planned deal, Tehran and Kabul will establish five specialised committees for cooperation in the areas of e-government, research and development, infrastructure and network development, ICT regulation and post.

Iran’s ICT minister, Mahmoud Vaezi told members of the press that the two nations agreed to cooperate on the development of Persian-language applications and software. The agreements were reached during a visit to Iran by his Afghan counterpart Abdul Razaq Vahidi this week. During the talks, Mr Vaezi noted that the officials had agreed that cooperation between the two countries was essential, as a large part of Iran’s international traffic is related to links to Afghan nationals living in Iran.