Iranian and Russian officials discussed avenues to increase mutual cooperation between the two countries in area of vocational training.
In a meeting between Iran's Deputy Labor Minister Soleyman Pakseresht and his Russian counterpart, on the sidelines of the 45th WorldSkills Competition (2019) in the Russian city of Kazan, the two sides conferred on various cooperation aspects in vocational and technical training sector.
Pakseresht, who also heads Iran's Technical and Vocational Training Organization (Iran TVTO), and the Russian official also exchanged views on implementation of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the two countries about three months ago.
He expressed hope that Iran and Russia could develop their mutual ties in this sector in future.
Regarding the warm relations between the two countries, the Russian official called for optimum use of capacities of Iran-Russia joint cooperation commission for expansion of mutual vocational and technical collaboration.
The 45th WorldSkills Competitions kicked off on Thursday at the KAZAN EXPO International Exhibition Centre in Kazan, Russia with the participation of an Iranian delegation.
The WorldSkills Kazan 2019 Opening Ceremony took place on Thursday evening at the Kazan Arena in the capital of Tatarstan, Russia.
Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev addressed Competitors and audience in a speech delivered after the show.
This is the first time a WorldSkills Competition has been held in Russia or the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The event is at the heart of the reforms of the skills training system across all 85 regions of Russia.
Close to 1,300 competitors from 63 WorldSkills Member countries and regions will compete in 56 skills. This will be the largest international event in Russia in 2019.
WorldSkills Kazan 2019 is expected to be the largest WorldSkills Competition ever held, and takes place during four days at the Kazan Expo International Exhibition Centre. The event which kicked off yesterday August 22 will run through August 27.