TEHRAN, Oct. 10 (Press Shia Agency) – Following the visit of an Iranian delegation of knowledge-based companies to Oman, the two countries reached agreement to expand bilateral cooperation in information technology.

Last week, a trade delegation headed by Ali Morteza Birang, Deputy for International Cooperation of the Office of Vice-Presidency for Science and Technology, and comprising ten knowledge-based companies active in telecommunication and information technology, visited Oman at the official invitation of head of the Research Council of Oman as the country’s highest-ranking technology institute.

According to Birang, the three-day visit had a special focus on two key issues including the holding of the second session of a joint technology working group with the Research Council of Oman in which the previous agreements were discussed and pursued.

He went on to add, “following the programs of the joint working group, a memorandum of understanding was signed between Pardis Technology Park of Iran and Innovation Park Muscat to exchange of workspace between the two countries as well as having a representative of the other side located at the park.”

Other topics raised with the Omani side included voicing readiness for organizing a specialized workshop in Muscat, the admission of Omani student through scholarships, the establishment of a cognitive science lab and the definition of a joint research project.

According to Birang, the next year’s meeting on exchange of scientific and technological experiences of Islamic countries will be held in Muscat. 

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