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Defense minister inaugurates major geographical projects

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Sept 5, IRNA -- Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi on Monday inaugurated the first Iranian satellite site designed to receive meteorological images as well as a set of softwares developed for border demarcation.

He also opened the first Iranian aerospace and astronomy training center and unveiled the first ever map of Iranian forests.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Vahidi underlined the importance of geography and surveying, saying that all global issues are somehow associated with geopolitics and political geography.

Referring to the Geography Organization of the Defense Ministry as a 'strategic organization, the minister said that such strategic ideas should be institutionalized not only in the Armed Forces but also in all other legislative and executive sectors of the country.

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