Iran Urges Private Sector Cooperation with Latvia
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif highlighted the ample opportunities for cooperation with Latvia, noting that apart from the two governments, the private sectors should also enhance interaction on the issue of mutual interest.
In a meeting with Latvian Foreign Ministry’s State Secretary Andrejs Pildegovičs in Tehran on Monday, Zarif hailed the progress in relations between Tehran and Riga, saying the private sectors of the two countries should take the opportunities in various fields.
Iran and Latvia can promote cooperation in agriculture and the transportation industry, the minister noted.
For his part, the visiting Latvian diplomat said his country’s companies are eager to work in close cooperation with Iran in the transportation industry, given that Iran is located in the north-south corridor linking Europe to the Indian Ocean.
In June 2016, heading a 60-strong delegation of Iranian business people, Zarif travelled to Latvia as part of a tour that took him to Poland, Finland and Sweden too.
In Riga, the top Iranian diplomat held talks with Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis on closer ties in the political, parliamentary, trade and tourism fields.