( IRNA ) - Iran and Serbia here discussed avenues for bolstering trade and other areas of economic cooperation.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry's Director-General for Central and North Europe Affairs Ali Baqeri, currently on a visit in Belgrade, met with Deputy Minister for International Economic Relations of the Republic of Serbia Jasmina Hadziabdic.
In the meeting, Baqeri gave a synopsis of progress achieved by Iran in various scientific, industrial and agricultural fields.
Baqeri and Hadziabdic welcomed plans to hold the Iran-Serbia Joint Economic Commission's 13th session in Serbia in the near future.
Officials of the two sides are to discuss bilateral economic cooperation, including possible joint venture projects on oil, gas, energy, technical and engineering services, and infrastructure in the upcoming session, it was learned.
Participants will also exchange views on a mechanim for implementing joint projects in neighboring states of the two states' capitals.
Baqeri, over the past two days, has held talks with the head of the government's liaison office with the Hague, Rasim Ljajic.
On behalf of Serbia's Muslims, Ljajic praised Iran's leadership efforts in resolving problems of the Muslim world.
He said Serbian leaders were determined to expand economic relations with Iran given the country's huge economic resources.
Baqeri, who assessed as "useful and constructive" his meetings with Serbian officials, stressed the importance of bolstering bilateral cooperation in the fields of economy, culture, art and sports.
Prior to his current Belgrade visit, Baqeri paid a visit to Zagreb and held talks with Croatian officials.