TEHRAN, June 3 (Xinhua) -- Iran is keen on the cooperation with Russia in the field of communications, Iranian Communications and Information Technology Minister Mahmoud Vaezi said on Saturday, according to semi-official Fars news agency.
Under equal conditions, Russia is Iran's first choice for cooperation on digital economics and new technologies, particularly in internet-related issues, Vaezi said in a meeting with Minister of Communications and Mass Media of Russia Nikolai Nikiforov in Russia's St. Petersburg.
For his part, Nikiforov called for active participation of Russian companies in the field of internet cooperation with Iran.
The two sides also conferred on other topics including search engines, communication satellites, helicopters, technology parks, student collaboration, and knowledge transfer on maps.
The meeting was held on the sidelines of the 21st St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) which opened on Thursday.