Tehran, Prague to finalize economic roadmap

Prague is ready to expand cooperation with Tehran in diverse industrial and trade sectors including agriculture, transportation, and technology transfer, said Lubomir Zaoralek.

Iranian Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance Ali Tayyebnia has said that Iran and the Czech Republic are working on an economic roadmap aimed at boosting bilateral ties between the two countries.

“During my previous visit to Prague, I raised the issue of drafting a roadmap of economic cooperation between Iran and the Czech Republic. Fortunately, upon the agreement of both sides, the process started some time ago and now the roadmap is being finalized,” Tayyebnia said after a meeting with Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek in Tehran on Monday.

“We hope that this roadmap can pave the way for the promotion of economic, trade and banking cooperation between the two countries,” he added.

The Iranian minister of economy also pointed to the recent customs and investment agreements between Iran and the Czech Republic and said Tehran welcomes the presence of Czech investors in the county’s lucrative market.

Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs Lubomir Zaoralek described Iran as a “credible partner” and said Prague is ready to sign economic cooperation agreements with Tehran.

“We are ready to expand cooperation with Iran in diverse industrial and trade sectors including agriculture, transportation, and technology transfer,” said the Czech foreign minister.

He also hailed the conclusion of nuclear talks between Iran and P5+1, saying that Prague seriously supports the nuclear agreement.

“Fortunately, the ground has been prepared for the removal of sanctions [against Iran] in the European Union and it is possible to expand trade ties between Iran and the EU,” Zaoralek said.

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