Iran, Iraq seek to boost cooperation in post, telecom sector

Iran's Communications and Information Technology Minister Mahmoud Vaezi held a meeting on 26 January with visiting Iraqi Minister of Communications, Hassan Kadhim Al-Rashed in Tehran and agreed to boost cooperation in the post and telecommunication sectors. According to Iran's ILNA News Agency, the two sides stressed the need to boost their relations in different fields including telecommunications, post, post bank, satellite, internet, land lines, mobile phones and IT. The two sides also agreed on reducing roaming tariffs. Vaezi said that the two countries need to work more on the quality of communications. On certain days, especially religious anniversaries, a large number of Iranians travel to Iraq, so better cooperation is needed, he noted. Al-Rashed, for his part, expressed hope that the current problems caused by militants will be resolved soon.