Iran Says Ready to Enhance Trade Ties with Finland, Launch Direct Flights

Iran Says Ready to Enhance Trade Ties with Finland, Launch Direct Flights

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The foreign minister of Iran expressed the country’s readiness to promote economic and trade cooperation with Finland and start direct flights between Tehran and Helsinki.

Hossein Amirabdollahian held a meeting with his Finnish counterpart Pekka Haavisto on the sidelines of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday.

The two foreign ministers discussed issues of mutual interest between Iran and Finland and the latest developments in Afghanistan and the wider region.

Voicing the Iranian administration’s willingness to pursue relations with Finland more diligently, Amirabdollahian said holding the Iran-Finland political committee can give an impetus to the bilateral ties. 

Amirabdollahian noted that Iran is quite ready to expand economic, trade, industrial and agricultural ties with Finland and to establish direct flights between Tehran and Helsinki, the Foreign Ministry’s website reported.

He also underlined the need to support the activity of the private sectors of Iran and Finland.

For his part, Haavisto reviewed the ties with Iran, including the political, economic and environmental relations.

He said Helsinki is ready to expand the ties, hailing the establishment of the Iran-Finland chamber of commerce as a step forward in strengthening economic relations.

Haavisto also said his country is ready to give any necessary help to revive the Iran nuclear deal.

The Finnish foreign minister referred to the history of hosting regional talks within the framework of the Helsinki process, and extended an invitation to the Iranian foreign minister to attend the upcoming meeting.

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