0209 GMT January 28, 2020
The largest IT and biotechnological companies in the region are Iranian, said Vice President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari.
Speaking in a meeting with EU Commissioner for Research, Science and Innovation Carlos Moedas in Tehran on Sunday, he called for closer cooperation with EU in the field of new technologies, Mehr News Agency wrote.
Highlighting the significance of implementing Iran-EU joint statement issued by EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, he said that advances in science is a global trend and Iran is ready to implement its commitments within the framework of scientific and technological cooperation with the European Union.
Moedas hailed the joint statement as an important step toward the development of Iran-EU future relations, calling on Iran to participate more in other joint projects with the European Union.
Iran-EU joint statement in the field of science, research and innovation, stresses Iran’s participation in the EU Research and Innovation Program Horizon 2020 and its complementary Euratom Program.
In a separate statement agreed between Commissioner Moedas and Iranian Minister for Science, Research and Technology Mohammad Farhadi and Sattari, the two sides pledged to share experience in the areas of technology and innovation, and encourage partnerships with EU counterparts, knowledge-sharing, mobility of researchers, and participation in collaborative research activities in various areas.