News ID: 256033
Published: 0341 GMT July 19, 2019

Qatar eyeing Iran’s telecommunication cooperation in 2022 FIFA World Cup

Qatar eyeing Iran’s telecommunication cooperation in 2022 FIFA World Cup

Qatari Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim Saif Ahmed Al Sulaiti voiced his country's eagerness for cooperation with Iranian telecommunication companies in the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

Al Sulaiti attended the 25th Iran International Electronic, Computer & E-Commerce Exhibition (Elecomp) on Thursday alongside counterparts from Iraq, Russia, Azerbaijan and Turkey, where he expressed Doha’s interest in broadening IT cooperation with Tehran, reported Fars News Agency.

“I had attended Elecomp exhibition in 2014, but today I see many changes and I am glad to see startup companies at the exhibition. The areas of cooperation between Iran and Qatar include oil, gas, energy and food sectors, and we would like to expand relations in communication technology. In our turn, we invited our Iranian partners to the exhibition that will be held in late October in Qatar,” he added.

“In regard to the 2022 FIFA World Cup of Qatar, I can say that Qatar is expanding infrastructures for the event. I have seen many companies in the exhibition, which can help us. Cooperation in the field of ICT is very important. We face similar challenges and have similar plans for smart cities. There are relations at the governmental level, but we need to develop cooperation between private companies,” he said.

At a press conference during 25th Elecomp exhibition, Iraqi Deputy Minister of Communications has commented on electronic trade prospects with Iran.

“We open the door for cooperation with Iran, we have ties with Jordan and want to expand cooperation with other neighboring countries, as Iraq conducts an open-door policy. We are just at the beginning of the IT road and need a lot of help to make the progress,” said the Iraqi official.

In total, representatives of 800 companies from 40 countries are participating in the Elecomp exhibition.


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