Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 17
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
A high-ranking delegation from the Iranian parliament has started an official visit to the Czech Republic on Nov. 17 to discuss ways of promoting bilateral ties, Iran's Mizan news agency reported.
The delegation is headed by Vahid Ahmadi, a member of the Iranian parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission and includes Iran-Czech Parliamentary Friendship Group.
The Iranian MPs will meet with senior political and parliamentary officials of the Czech Republic including Minister of Foreign Affairs Lubomír Zaorálek.
The meetings will focus on bilateral relations, further development of economic cooperation and current international policy issues in the region.
Early in September, members of the Czech Chamber of Commerce and Industries in a meeting with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Majid Takht Ravanchi in Prague voiced their willingness to increase the level of their cooperation with Iran.
Trade turnover between Iran and Czech was $25.88 million during the 12-month period from March 21, 2013, according to the Iran's Customs administration (Iran's fiscal year starts on March 21).
Iran's exports to Czech accounted for $4.4 million of the mentioned figure. Tehran also imported $21.48 million worth of goods from Prague in the mentioned period.
Edited by CN