Iran and Iraq will improve their cooperation in the field of communication to remove concerns about providing timely services to Arbaeen pilgrims.

Iran Press/Iran news: Iranian and Iraqi Ministers of Communications agreed to improve communication capacities and remove concerns about rendering timely services to the pilgrims during Arbaeen ritual ceremonies.

The agreement was reached in the meeting of Iran's Telecommunications and Information Technology Minister Azeri Jahromi and his Iraqi counterpart Naeem Sajil Yasser, reported Iran Press.

The two sides in this meeting which was occurred after the opening ceremony of the International Exhibition of Electronics, Computers, and E-Commerce (Elecomp 2019), talked about many issues including mutual interests.

Iran's Jahromi said during the meeting that the visa waiver between the two countries is regarded as a great decision.

"The people of Iran love Imam Hussein (AS), and this year, four million Iranians are expected to be in the Shia Imam's shrine in the Arbaeen rituals," Jahromi added.

It is noteworthy to mention that Arbaeen commemorates the 40th day of Imam Hossein’s martyrdom in the battle of Karbala in 680 AD.

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Stressing that the capacities of the communications should be increased, he also suggested that a special committee be formed to solve the problems.

Referring to the fact that the reduction in transit tariffs in both countries would increase the volume of the exchanged visits, the official underscored adding that "Iran is prepared to reduce the transit tariff with Iraq to the extent the Iraqi side to do so."

In the following, Azari Jahromi emphasized Iran's high-quality products and services in different areas, said: " there is a readiness in the Iranian side to start a joint economic operation."

For his part, the Iraqi Minister of Communications referring to the necessity of increasing the communication capacity of the two countries and resolving the problems, urged the issue to be addressed and the problems quickly resolved.

Naeem Sajil Yasser also called on Iran's Minister of Communications and companies and Iranian startups to attend the Iraqi Information Technology Exhibition to launch joint economic cooperation between the two countries.

He also underlined that imports of low-quality equipment would damage Iraq's communications infrastructure.

"Since I am familiar with a number of Iranian equipment manufacturers and their quality, I do welcome this proposal and will witness good progress over the next few months," Iraqi minister added.

The 25th International Exhibition of Electronics, Computers, and e-Commerce (Elecomp 2019) started with the participation of Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi in Tehran on Thursday.

Having the motto of'"Better Future', the exhibition has different sections, including ELECOMP stars, ELECOMP trends, and ELECOMP games.

ELECOMP is the greatest commercial event in Iran's Market of Electronics and Computer Products and services. Since its first edition in 1995, numerous players in Iran introduce their latest achievements in software and hardware in ELECOMP every year, wrote the official website of the exhibition.


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