Thai business delegation to visit Iran
A high-ranking Thai business delegation will visit Iran next week to discuss avenues for enhancing economic ties between the two countries, an Iranian official says, Press TV reported.
The delegation headed by the director general of Thailand Ministry of Commerce's International Trade Development Center, and comprising representatives of different commercial and manufacturing sectors of the country will visit Iran from February 16 to 18, said head of Iranian Imports Association Mohammad Hossein Barkhordar on Friday.
He pointed to Thailand's determination to enhance economic ties with the Islamic Republic at all levels and noted that the country can be considered a reliable source of some essential commodities, electronic equipment and automobile parts for Iran.
Iran, on the other hand, can provide Thailand with many chemical, industrial and mineral products, including steel and its derivatives, the Iranian official added.
He pointed to a previous proposal by Thai businessmen on establishment of direct trade channels between the two countries and expressed optimism that positive measures will be taken with regard to the issue during the upcoming visit.
The Iranian official also stated that following Iran's nuclear deal with the Sextet of world powers, more business delegations from members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), including Indonesia, Malaysia and Philippines, are planning to visit Iran in an attempt to boost economic transactions and implement joint investment plans with the Islamic Republic.
Tehran and the six world powers -- Russia, China, Britain, the United States, France and Germany - clinched the nuclear accord in Switzerland on November 24, 2013.