شنبه, ۱۰ اسفند ۱۳۸۱
standard institutes of iran and spain sign memorandum(mou) march 1, 2003 11:01am madrid, feb 28 asia pulse - iran's standard and industrial research institute (isiri) and spain's standard and license issuance institute (sslii)signed a memorandum of understanding (mou).
according to the mou, the isiri and the sslii will be cooperating in exchange of technical information in standardization, as well as getting engaged in joint projects.
isiri's managing director seyed mohammad ali abrishami and his counterpart at sslii, rodriguez ramonnaz, signed the mou in the presence of the islamic republic of iran's ambassador to madrid hassan shafti.
abrishami told irna after signing the mou that the iran's cooperation with spain, as a prominent member of the eu, is of great significance and that the signing of this particular mou paves the way for broadening of the isiri's cooperation with other standard organizations in other european countries.
he said that cooperation with various countries' standard institutes is a way to facilitate the country's trade, and particularly export industry, adding, "the world trade organization (wto) has eliminated the non-tariff obstacles off the way of the international trade, for both member and non-member countries.
he added, "matching the international standards is the only remaining condition for entering the international markets for various countries, and that is what further signifies cooperation with world standard organizations."
elaborating on the framework of isiri's cooperation with the sslii, abrishami said, "the drafting and implementation of various standards, taking advantage of the information technology (it) in devising standard regulations, the issuance of standard license based on international regulations and particularly those of them that are confirmed by both sides, the exchange of information on quality control methods for systems, including management and ecosystems standards, and cooperation at international scenes between the two countries in standard field are the axes of the two standard institutes."
he stressed, "spain's' sslii is a member of both the international quality control organization (iaf), and the international laboratories standard organization (ilak), and therefore the isiri's cooperation with it will meanwhile pave the path for its membership in those important international organizations."
the managing director of isiri expressed hope that through iran and spain's standard cooperation the technical obstacles in the way of broadening trade relations with europe would be eliminated, iranian standards would get closer to european norms, and methods applied for testing the standard qualifications of iranian goods would be drastically boosted.
abrishami also referred to the two countries' standard organizations agreement on the attendance of each country's technicians at the other's on job training (ojt) courses.
seyed mohammad ali abrishami and his accompanying delegation visited the various sections of spain's sslii and are scheduled to visit the measurement and calibration laboratories.