Czech Delegation Discusses Closer Trade Ties with Iran

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A high-ranking business delegation from the Czech Republic, headed by Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek, held talks with senior Iranian economic officials in Tehran, as part of efforts to promote trade ties between the two countries.

Czech Delegation Discusses Closer Trade Ties with Iran

In the meeting with the chairman and members of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Mines (ICCIM) in Tehran on Sunday, the 55-strong Czech delegation exchanged views about common grounds for mutual cooperation between Tehran and Prague.

The delegation includes representatives from 48 businesses from the Central European country, which work in diverse areas of economy, such as banking, tourism, oilfield equipment, transportation, aviation industry and investment.

The trade mission arrived in Isfahan’s Shahid Beheshti International Airport on Friday and were welcomed by the province’s governor general.

Zaoralek said upon his arrival that the delegation was the largest trade delegation he had ever been accompanied with in a foreign visit since taking the office.

He further referred to the history of diplomatic and economic ties between Iran and Czech, and regretted that the relations had sharply declined.

Zaoralek, who is due to stay in Iran until September 7, will be also received by President Hassan Rouhani and Speaker of the Parliament Ali Larijani.

The meetings will focus on bilateral relations, further development of economic cooperation, current international policy issues in the region and the fight against terrorism.

The visit comes as part of a new wave of renewed interest in ties with Iran after Tehran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) on July 14 reached a conclusion over the text of a comprehensive 159-page deal on Tehran's nuclear program.

The comprehensive nuclear deal between Iran and the six powers would terminate all nuclear-related sanctions imposed on Iran after coming into force.

Experts believe that Iran's economic growth would rise remarkably after the final nuclear deal takes effect.

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