Iran Weighs Plans to Address Foreign Trade Woes amid COVID-19 Outbreak


Iran Weighs Plans to Address Foreign Trade Woes amid COVID-19 Outbreak

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran held a meeting in Tehran to examine and resolve the problems in the course of trade exchanges with the neighboring states as the novel coronavirus epidemic has engulfed many countries.

Chaired by Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Diplomacy Gholam-Reza Ansari, the extraordinary meeting of the Foreign Economic Relations Coordination Headquarters was held in Tehran on Monday to examine the problems in the trade exchanges with the neighboring countries.

In the meeting, attended by the representatives of Iranian ministries and executive organizations as well as the private sector, the Ministry of Health and Medical Education received praise for its efforts and measures to fight against the coronavirus epidemic.

Participants in the meeting also examined the latest activities for allaying the concerns of Iran’s foreign trade partners.

Moreover, a series of decisions were made to facilitate the cross-border travels and the trade interaction with neighboring countries.

The death toll from the COVID-19 outbreak in Iran rose to 66 on Monday, with the confirmed cases of infection surpassing 1,500, the Health Ministry announced.

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