Economy, Sci & Tech

Tehran, Tbilisi Keen on Widening ICT Coop.

Tehran, Tbilisi Keen on Widening ICT Coop.
Tehran, Tbilisi Keen on Widening ICT Coop.

Georgia and Iran are strengthening ties in the fields of information and communications technology.

Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mahmoud Vaezi visited Georgia’s capital Tbilisi and met Georgia’s Economy Minister Dimitry Kumsishvili this week.

Increasing the capacity of Internet exported from Georgia to Iran was one of the topics of discussions.

Georgia’s minister said Iran was interested in importing more Internet capacity from Georgia.

Kumsishvili hoped negotiations would continue successfully between the two countries’ private sectors.

Georgia has been supplying Internet to Iran through a mobile network operator and Internet service provider in Armenia, Ucom, whose fiber optical network has an initial capacity of up to 40 gigabytes per second since June 2013.

Vaezi stated Iran was interested in developing relations with Georgia in various economic fields. He hoped the next meeting of Iran-Georgia Economic Commission would further deepen bilateral ties.

“Trade turnover between Georgia and Iran will further increase once the construction Iran-Azerbaijan railroad was completed,” he said.