Zarif, WIPO head confer on bilateral ties

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Director-General of World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Francis Gurry met and discussed bilateral ties on Tuesday.

The two officials met in Geneva, Switzerland and discussed the latest status of ties between the organization and Iran.

Touching upon Iran’s plans to move from oil-based economy toward a knowledge-based one, Zarif highlighted the role of intellectual property in this regard.

Elsewhere, he went on to say that unilateral measures and illegal sanctions are among the main factors which damage and hinder the development of countries, especially in the realm of science and technology.

For his part, Gurry gave a brief report on the latest activities of WIPO, also pointing to the future challenges that the world will face in this area.

He also praised Iran for being an active and constructive member in international organizations.

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