The increasing development of technology has led the world to a knowledge-based economy based on science and technology. The high profitability of knowledge-based companies in leading countries such as the United States and Japan has made the establishment and development of such companies highly-recommended in Iran.
As stated by Siavash Maleki, Deputy Head of the Innovation and Prosperity Fund, Iranian knowledge-based companies have exported their products in 70 countries. They have even surpassed their successful competitors such as European and American companies in some global markets.
The export revenues of these companies were about $ 800 million in 2021, but fortunately in the current year their revenues seem to have grown and reach over $1 billion.
To achieve the target of developing Iranian knowledge-based companies and hence to become present in the global technology markets, one of the most important programs of the Vice Presidency for Science and Technology, is to export the technological products of these companies. To this end, the Iranian houses of innovation have been set up in several countries such as Russia, Turkey, China, Syria, Kenya, Armenia, and Iraq.
Moreover, on 12th June 2022, the Venezuelan Minister of Science and Technology Gabriela Servilia Jimenez, and Minister of Agriculture, Wilmar Castro Soteldo had a trip to Tehran, in order to visit an exhibition of Iranian knowledge-based companies’ achievements in the House of Technology and Innovation. The Venezuelan delegation, found the products of four knowledge-based companies profitable and highly-welcomed their exportation to Venezuela. Thus, this visit could be considered as a positive step towards a new market for Iranian knowledge-based companies.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, paid a visit to New Delhi on 8th June 2022 and held a meeting with Indian External Affairs Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar. As a result of this meeting, the two countries entered into a legal assistance agreement in civil and commercial matters, based on which Iran and India will develop their friendly relations. In the meeting, the two counterparties reviewed their mutual cooperation in trade, health, counter-terror efforts and also people to people ties. They also exchanged their views on international issues such as JCPOA, Afghanistan and Ukraine.
In his travel to India, the Iranian Foreign Minister also had a talk with National Security Advisor of India, Ajit Doval. Their discussions were focused on promoting connectivity through the Chabahar port, increasing trade and investment ties and also expansion of Iran and India’s cooperation in education and research.
Iran and India have appropriate relations in security and military issues. According to Iranian Foreign Minister, the two countries are also willing to further their cooperation and to use their capabilities for countering terrorism at both bilateral and regional levels. DEVELOPMENT OF MUTUAL RELATIONS BETWEEN IRAN AND RUSSIA
On 14th June 2022, the Russian Ambassador had a meeting with General Prosecutor of Iran, Hujjat al-Islam Muhammad Ja'far Montazeri, in Tehran. In this meeting, the General Prosecutor emphasized on the development of legal and judicial relations between Iran and Russia.
He also mentioned that in order to increase cooperation between the two countries, it would be necessary to execute the joint memorandum of the two countries.
The Russian Ambassador, Lavan Jagarian, supported the implementation of bilateral and multilateral international agreements between the two countries as well. Besides, he appreciated the efforts made by the Judiciary of the Islamic Republic of Iran in developing its relations with Russia and its significant role in ensuring regional security.
According to Lavan Jagarian, the Islamic Republic of Iran has an admirable interaction with Russia in various fields such as legal and judicial. The two countries are expecting to increase their relations and expand it in new aspects.
On 12th June 2022, The General Assembly of the Court of Administrative Justice issued a unanimous decision regarding the deadline for objecting the decisions of quasi-judicial courts.
According to this decision, by prescribing a three-month deadline in Note 2 of Article 16 of the Law on the Organization and Procedure of the Court of Administrative Justice of 2013, the legislator had in fact intended to provide a 90-day deadline for objecting the decisions of quasi-judicial courts.
This unanimous decision was issued pursuant to conflicting decisions of some branches of the Administrative Justice Court on how to calculate the objection deadline provided in paragraph 2 of Article 10 of the mentioned Law, in the 31-day months of the first half of the year and the 29-day month of March.