TEHRAN, Sep. 05 (Press Shia) – Iran’s FM Mohammad Javad Zarif said Tue. he is looking forward to the establishment and progress of knowledge-based economy in Iran.
“I hope that Collaborations between Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Presidential Deputy for Science and Technology, can help flourish and establish knowledge-based economy in global market,” Iranian Foreign Minister Mohmmad Javad Zarif said on the sidelines of 15th Annual Congress and the festival of top companies in Pardis Technology Park.
He went on to stress the priority of neighboring and Asian countries for Iran’s Foreing Ministry, adding “less than 20 percent of my trips in the previous administration were headed to Europe while Asian and neighboring countries comprised 55 percent of my foreign travels.”
According to Zarif, developments in the area of knowledge-based economy which have been achieved within the past years are a source of pride for the country. “In most of my travels, I made sure to have a group of representatives from knowledge-based companies accompanying me,” Iran’s top diplomat added.
Zarif stipulated that the presence of representatives from knowledge-based companies can increase national pride in demonstrating Iran’s capabilities and also help to attract new markets.