Iran, Romania to set up joint economic commission
Baku, Azerbaijan, March. 1
By Khalid Kazimov - Trend:
Iran and Romania are expected to form a joint economic commission in future, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that Tehran and Bucharest have agreed to prepare a roadmap for economic cooperation, ILNA News Agency reported.
The joint economic commission will be in charge of preparing the roadmap, Zarif said at a joint press conference with his visiting Romanian counterpart, Lazar Comanescu, in Tehran.
Iran and Romania enjoy proper and traditional ties but the international sanctions had a negative impact on the ties between the two countries over the past several years, Iranian foreign minister added.
"However, today the leaders of the both nations have political will for the expansion of ties," Zarif added.
Pointing to a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between Iran and Romania on cooperation in the political, economic and cultural fields, Zarif said Tehran and Bucharest have agreed to hold regular political consultation sessions in deputy ministerial levels.
The foreign minister also called for cooperation in maritime transport, energy sector, banking , industrial sector, automotive industry, agricultural and tourism.
"I am sure that the minister's Tehran visit will lead to the resuming of close ties between Iran and Romania," Zarif concluded.
In turn, the Romanian foreign minister also called for mutual cooperation particularly in industry, agricultural and tourism sectors.
Over the past decade in a bid to curb Iran's nuclear program, the international community took measures against Tehran, including restrictions imposed on the country's financial system, as well as industry, which have had a catastrophic impact on Iranians' economic situation and life
Following the long-awaited nuclear deal clinched between Tehran and the world major powers most of the international sanctions against Tehran were lifted on Jan. 16.