By John Lee.
Iran and Iraq have reportedly agreed to reduce mobile phone roaming charges, and to cooperate more closely on other issues relating to telecommunications.
The development follows a visit by Iraqi Minister of Communications, Hassan Kadhim Al-Rashed [Kazem Hassan Rashed], to Tehran to meet Iran’s Communications and Information Technology Minister, Mahmoud Vaezi.
Minister Vaezi said:
“Iran and Iraq have long borders, so we need to take some measures to reduce frequency mix-ups.
“On certain days, especially religious anniversaries, a large number of Iranians travel to Iraq, so we need better cooperation on such days.”
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