Iran, Brazil Discuss Closer Trade Ties

Iran, Brazil Discuss Closer Trade Ties

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian and Brazilian officials weighed plans to strengthen economic and trade cooperation between the two countries.

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Akbar Ahmadian and Celso Amorim, the special assistant to the president of Brazil for international affairs, held a meeting on the sidelines of the 13th Meeting of BRICS National Security Advisers and Representatives in South Africa on Tuesday.

Describing the age-old relations between Iran and Brazil as a precious asset to the promotion of mutual cooperation, Ahmadian said, “Considering the Islamic Republic of Iran’s principled policy of deepening and promoting relations with independent states, the comprehensive ties with Brazil have a special and significant place in Iran’s foreign policy.”

He also stressed the need to expand the economic relations, promote cooperation in the agriculture sector, and increase the trade exchanges by focusing on the private sectors of the two countries.

Ahmadian expressed hope that Iran’s membership in BRICS would help enhance the bilateral ties.

For his part, Amorim highlighted the common views of the two nations on major international issues, voicing Brazil’s readiness to boost trade exchanges with Iran and carry out the previous agreements.

Hailing Iran as a reliable economic partner of Brazil in West Asia, the presidential assistant said Brazil is prepared for closer cooperation with Iran in various fields, such as agriculture and technology.

Ahmadian and Amorim also highlighted the significant role the BRICS plays in strengthening multilateralism in the international arena, reaffirming their countries’ support for each other’s stances in the international organizations.

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