Iran enjoys positive trend of re-establishing relations with European states

Iran enjoys positive trend of re-establishing relations with European states

Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 7

By Saeed Isayev - Trend:

Iran right now is enjoying a positive trend of re-establishing relations with European countries, that have stayed away for several years, while Iran was dealing with its nuclear program and international sanctions.

While the Islamic Republic still suffers from the effect of sanctions, the light at the end of the tunnel was eventually spotted. On Nov. 24, Iran and the P5+1 group managed to sign an agreement on nuclear program.

Iran has agreed to curb some of its nuclear activities for six months in return for sanctions relief. While the U.S. and its Western allies suspect that Iran is developing a nuclear weapon, Iran has been denying it, claiming it uses nuclear energy for medial research.

Nonetheless, after the agreement, it was once again underlined that Iran has to work closely with the IAEA, which monitors the Islamic Republic's nuclear activity, and keep the uranium enrichment under a certain level.

Credit for this victory goes to Hassan Rouhani, who took this matter into his own hands, right after he was declared the new president of Iran. He substituted Iran's negotiating team, secured Iranian Supreme Leader's approval, and as a result - Iran signed the deal.

This caused a trend, mentioned in the beginning of the article. Iran is considered by many European countries a solid economic partner, if only it wasn't for the nuclear issue and sanctions. Thus, as soon as the deal was signed, and Iran agreed to play along, many countries started to reach out to Iran.

On December 13, 2013, an eight-member team from the European Parliament arrived in Iran, and held talks with senior Iranian lawmakers, including Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani and Chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Alaeddin Boroujerdi.

Then on Dec. 21, Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino visited Tehran, heading a high-ranking delegation. She was the first Italian foreign minister to visit Iran in nearly a decade.

On Jan. 1, Iranian parliament said it received 10 requests from foreign parliamentary delegations to visit Iran and meet with local senior officials until the end of the current Iranian calendar (ends on March 20).

Following Emma Bonino's visit, another delegation from Italy visited Iran on Jan. 3, led by the chairman of the Foreign Affairs Commission of the Italian Senate Lamberto Dini.

Boroujerdi said on Jan. 7 that delegations from Canada and Ireland are also expected to visit Iran in the near future. He added that the delegation, led by Chairman of the Oireachtas (the Irish Parliament) Committee on Foreign Affairs and Trade, Pat Breen, will arrive at the Iranian capital on January 11.

On the same day of Jan. 7, a British parliamentary delegation headed by former foreign secretary Jack Straw arrived in Tehran on Jan. 7, for a 3-day visit, to discuss issues of mutual interest with senior Iranian officials.

And another meeting has reportedly been scheduled, as a group of German lawmakers should be coming to Iran later in January, to exchange views on the expansion of Tehran-Berlin parliamentary ties with senior Iranian parliament officials.

This month of January for Iran is at least this - very good time to earn some points on international arena, and improve its relations with European countries.

Cooperation on North-South Corridor to be researched during Iran’s FMA visit to Azerbaijan
Cooperation on North-South Corridor to be researched during Iran’s FMA visit to Azerbaijan
Visit agenda of Iranian Foreign Minister to Azerbaijan revealed
Visit agenda of Iranian Foreign Minister to Azerbaijan revealed
Iran’s FM to visit Azerbaijan
Iran’s FM to visit Azerbaijan
Loading Bars
Azerbaijan completes repair and construction work on roads of Samukh district
Bahar Azadi gold coin price rebounds in Iran
Iranian Energy Exchange announces products to be on sale on January 25
Weekly review of events in agricultural sector of Azerbaijan
Khazar Consortium opens tender for purchase of cartridges, toners
Georgian exports of knitwear to Turkey decreases
Turkmenistan’s State Concern to sign contract with Chinese company for drilling pipes purchase
Israeli embassy welcomes scheduled resumption of flights to Georgia
Bazargan border reopened after unprecedented snow
Cobalt becomes most produced car in Uzbekistan last year
Turkey registers more than 5 200 new coronavirus cases
Mexican authorities recover 19 bodies, some shot and burned, in remote area
Israel bans international flights to curb coronavirus spread
Bulk of construction work completed in Uzbekistan falls on private sector
Turkey to receive 6.5 million doses of China's vaccine next week
Dutch police arrest alleged Asian drug syndicate kingpin
Georgia reports 546 coronavirus cases, 1 456 recoveries, 17 deaths
Germany ready to assist Kyrgyzstan in implementing green economy policies
President Rouhani: Iran's economic ties entering new phase
UK detects 77 cases of South African COVID variant, nine of Brazilian
Azerbaijan shows footage from Ashaghi Aybasanli village of Fuzuli district (PHOTO/VIDEO)
Implementation of drilling operations continue in Iran's oil fields
China sees fall in new COVID-19 cases amid strict local lockdowns
Iran's NIDC declares number of drilled oil & gas wells
Iran unveils details of exports via Bilasuvar border checkpoint
Uzbekistan to launch charter flights from Russia to Tashkent
Chinese smartphone maker discloses amount invested in opening factories in Turkey
Buy/sell operations at Iran Mercantile Exchange revealed
Georgia's import of tubes, pipes, hollow profiles from Turkey increases
Body of Azerbaijani citizen killed on Turkish ship to be sent to his homeland soon - Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry
Israel to start COVID-19 vaccination for high school students
Iran reveals COVID-19 data for January 24
Azerbaijan confirms 568 more COVID-19 recoveries
Portugal votes for new president at height of pandemic
Expert talks promoting import of electric and hybrid vehicles to Azerbaijan
Turkmennebit opens tender for purchase of various equipment
Azerbaijan shows footage from Jomerd village of Kalbajar district (PHOTO/VIDEO)
Sales of goods at Iran Mercantile Exchange spike
Iran reveals amount of loans issued to manufacturing companies
Georgia increases export of marine mammals, fish fats, oils and their fractions to Turkey
S&P talks about Azerbaijan's GDP growth in 2022-2024
Turkey set to receive second vaccine shipment from China soon
Russia records over 21,100 daily coronavirus cases
Weekly review of Azerbaijani precious metals market
Kazakhstan's exports volume to Georgia increases multifold
Azerbaijan's strategic foreign exchange reserves increase year on year
Iran announces volume of sprat caught in Caspian Sea
Azerbaijan shares footage from Ashaghi Veysalli village of Fuzuli district (PHOTO/VIDEO)
Consumption of steel products in Iran increases
3 injured as blast hits vehicle in Kabul
Weekly review of Azerbaijani currency market
Georgia reveals data on exports of semi-finished products of iron or non-alloy steel to Turkey
Iranian companies join UN CTCN
Kazakhstan’s daily COVID-19 case count stands at 1,584
Weekly review of main events in Azerbaijan's transport sector
UK to quarantine visitors from nations with high COVID-19 risk
China rescues first person from Shandong gold mine: state media
Over 2 mln coronavirus cases registered in Colombia
Israel reports 4,550 new COVID-19 cases, 593,578 in total
Iran's Marun Oil & Gas Production Company manufactures certain equipment
Iran to begin COVID-19 vaccinations in coming weeks: President Rouhani
France registers 23,924 new COVID-19 cases, 230 deaths in one day
Turkmenenergo to sign new contracts with foreign companies
7.0-magnitude quake hits South Shetland Islands: CENC
Turkey reports 5,856 new COVID-19 cases, 2,424,328 in total
After first phone call, UK PM Johnson looks forward to working with Biden
UK records another 33,552 coronavirus cases, 1,348 deaths
WHO reports over 600,000 new daily cases of COVID-19
Azerbaijani, Turkish FMs discuss pirate attack on ship
Top Spanish general resigns over allegations of vaccination queue-jumping
Pirates hijack Turkish ship off coast of Guinea, one person killed
BMB Trade Group and Uzbek Saffron Research Center discuss saffron cultivation and processing
Trend TV shares video report from plundered during Armenian occupation Azerbaijani Zangilan
Belarus, Kazakhstan seek closer cooperation in exchange trade
Management of Azerbaijan's State Oil Company being improved - Decree
New staff of Azerbaijani SOCAR's Supervisory Board approved
Georgia's external merchandise trade down 14.8% in 2020
Turkey halts flights from Brazil due to new COVID-19 variant
Gas pressure in Iran's South Pars gas field projected to decrease
Iran's gas processing potential to increase
Portugal holds presidential election as COVID-19 cases spiral
Italy reports 488 coronavirus deaths and 13,331 new cases
Italy to rethink vaccine roll out if supply problems persist
US broadcaster, journalist Larry King dies aged 87
Russia signs deal with Turkey on vaccine production
Azerbaijani MoD issues footage from Kalbajar district's Gamishli village (PHOTO/VIDEO)
Manat exchange rate against dollar to remain unchanged - Standard & Poor's
Bahar Azadi gold coin price again falling in Iran
Azerbaijan considering issues of regional schools damaged during Karabakh War
Iranian Energy Exchange announces products to be on sale on January 24
State subsidy to increase from 10 to 15 GEL per 50 kg of wheat flour in Georgia
Goods transit via Iran's Bileh Savar on rise
Tax authorities of Kyrgyzstan, Russia discuss launch of joint project
Japan's COVID-19 death toll exceeds 5,000 as total cases surpass 360,000
Indian gov't confirms outbreak of bird flu
Azerbaijani president expresses condolences to Ukranian counterpart
Bulgaria to ease some COVID-19 rules, restaurants closed for now
COVID-19 vaccine delays may slow wider Irish roll-out, says PM
Azerbaijan confirms 705 more COVID-19 recoveries
WHO office in Azerbaijan discusses project on preventing deaths from COVID-19 pandemic
All news