Iranian-made telesurgical robots delivered to Indonesia: Minister

Iran’s Minister of Information and Communications Technology Issa Zarepour has announced the delivery of a first batch of telesurgical robots developed and manufactured in Iran to Indonesia.

Zarepour, who is also the head of Iran-Indonesia Joint Economic Commission, made the announcement late on Tuesday in an interview with Iran's state TV.

He said that more than 100 Indonesian surgeons have been trained to use the robots, which are named Sina after the prominent Iranian polymath Ibn Sina (Avicenna), adding that the devices have been manufactured by Iranian knowledge-based companies and experts.

According to the minister, Iran and Indonesia have stressed the need to boost scientific and technological cooperation between the two countries, especially in the field of medical equipment.

Elsewhere in the interview, Zarepour said that Tehran and Jakarta are firm on implementing the agreements reached between the two sides during President Ebrahim Raisi’s ongoing visit to Indonesia.

He said the implementation of the agreements will be followed up soon with the convening of the 13th session of the joint economic commission between Iran and Indonesia in Tehran.

The minister explained that Iranian and Indonesian teams have been holding negotiations in recent months to finalize agreements that were inked between the two countries earlier on Tuesday.

Heading a high-ranking delegation, President Raisi departed Tehran for Jakarta late on Monday for a two-day state visit which he described as a turning point in the development of ties between the two Muslim nations.

On Tuesday, the two sides signed 11 cooperation documents and memoranda of understanding to develop economic and political interactions in different fields.

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