In a rare move in the history of Iranian administrations, First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri warmly welcomed a recent letter by the outspoken former MP Ahmad Tavakkoli which criticized the Oil Ministry’s new contracts, and asked Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh to correct them accordingly.
A ranking Iranian economic delegation is to attend a seminar in St. Petersburg, Russia, which will explore Iran’s special programs for the post-sanctions period.
In a meeting between the chairman of the Tehran Chamber of Commerce and the Minister of Energy and Economy of Nordrhein-Westfalen state, there was a focus on expanding bilateral ties and easing banking relations in order to develop trade and investment between Iran and Germany.
Iran has struck a number of economic agreements worth some $1.2bn during an Iranian delegation’s trip to Poland and Finland, says an official.
Siraf Refinery Project, comprising 8 gas condensate mini-refineries, will generate 10,000 jobs, said a senior official related to the project.
An Iran-Sweden trade meeting opened on Wednesday June 1, attended by 230 Iranian and Swedish economic figures.
Austria’s Raiffeisen Bank International (RBI) says it wants to open a branch in Tehran “as quickly as possible,” becoming the first foreign lender to set up shop in Iran after the lifting of sanctions.
A deputy minister of industries, mines and trade has said that if Iran fails to get the WTO membership, it will definitely face multiple challenges down the line.
Trade offices will reopen in Iran and the US in the future.
Afkhami-Rad emphasized that similar deals have also been reached with other countries. But they cannot be implemented unless the much-awaited Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) takes effect.