Iran, Russia develop telecom ties

Russian Minister of Communications and Mass Media Igor Shchegolev says Iran and Russia are expected to develop telecom networks.
Iran and Russia have signed a contract as well as an MoU to develop mutual telecommunication and communication relations between the two neighbors.

The contract and the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) were signed on Monday in Moscow between Iran's Telecommunication Infrastructure Company (TIC) and Russian firm Telecom, in the presence of Iran's Telecommunications Minister Reza Taqipour and his Russian counterpart Igor Shchegolev.

Iran and Russia can play an effective role in creating telecom networks and communication routes," Shchegolev said.

Russian Minister of Communications and Mass Media, Igor Shchegolev, in a meeting with Taqipour called for Iran-Russia cooperation in the field of telecommunications in Moscow on Monday.

Meanwhile, Iran's IT minister said the two countries have considerable potential for strengthening cooperation in telecommunications.

According to Taqipour, Iran has a special geopolitical place through which Russia can have communications with the European states.