Polish firms ready to expand economic ties with Iran
Baku, Azerbaijan, May 18
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:
Polish companies are ready to expand economic ties with Iran.
Polish Ambassador to Tehran Juliusz Jacek Gojlo said on Saturday that leading trading companies of his country have voiced readiness to broaden economic cooperation with Iran, Iran's IRNA news agency reported on May 18.
He made the remarks in a meeting with Tehran's Governor General Hossein Hashemi.
The companies account for generating 10 percent of Poland's total income, the Polish envoy said.
On April 11, Iranian deputy economy minister Behrouz Alishiri met with his Polish counterpart on the sidelines of the three-day joint annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB) which opened in Washington.
Iran is determined to boost economic and trade ties with Poland, Alishiri said, Iran's Mehr news agency reported.
In March, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif said Iran and Poland are determined to boost their cooperation in diverse areas.
Zarif made the statement in a meeting with his visiting Polish counterpart Radoslaw Sikorski in Tehran.
There are many untapped capacities concerning the mutual relations, for instance in petrochemical and medical sectors, which could be explored, Zarif said.
Iran and Poland signed a memorandum of understanding on pharmaceutical and trade cooperation during Poland foreign minister's visit to Iran's capital Tehran, Zarif said, expressing hope that Sikorski's visit would pave the way for expansion of relations between the two countries.
For his part, the Polish foreign minister called for boost of ties between two countries, expressing optimism that Iran and European Union (EU) relations will improve quickly.