Iran eyes enhanced media cooperation with Russia
Deputy Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Mohammad Soltanifar on Iran-Russia joint media cooperation on Wednesday complained that the two countries’ media cooperation has not kept pace with their political ties, hoping that mutual efforts will help improve collaboration in the field of media.
Describing the meeting as a basis for boosting constructive interaction between the two countries’ media, he pointed out that the two countries shared numerous common economic, cultural and political interests which can serve as a base for enhancing media collaboration.
Referring to high capacities of Iranian media outlets, he underlined the need for reinforcing media diplomacy as the most important section of cultural diplomacy, as it will help raise public awareness.
Deputy Minister of Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation Volin Alexei Konstantinovich also told the meeting that some 20 topics have been determined for media cooperation between Tehran and Moscow and both sides are weighing grounds for fulfilling each of them.
Exchanging news, exchanging technical and media technologies and promoting professional level of reporters are among the issues agreed upon by the two sides to enhance media cooperation between the two countries, he said.
Recently, Iran’s Minister of Science, Research and Technology Mansour Gholami met and talked with Russian president’s special representative for humanitarian cooperation with the Caspian countries Ramazan Abdulatipov in Tehran.
In the meeting, Gholami expressed his happiness with the cultural and historical proximities between Iran and many parts of the Russian Federation, saying those commonalties provide an appropriate ground for strong scientific cooperation between the two countries.
"The universities of the littoral countries of the Caspian Sea have formed a union that has facilitated the scientific cooperation between those countries for 20 years now," according to the Iranian minister.