First Deputy Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) David Lipton arrived in Tehran on Sunday to hold talks with senior Iranian officials on economic issues.
Heading a delegation of IMF economic experts, Lipton arrived in the Iranian capital on Sunday to exchange views with a number of high-ranking Iranian officials on economic issues following a lasting nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers.
During his three-day stay, he is planned to sit down with Iranian President’s Chief of Staff Mohammad Nahavandian, Central Bank of Iran (CBI) Chief Valiollah Seif, Vice-President Mohammad Baqer Nobakht and Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh.
Lipton is also scheduled to deliver a speech at an upcoming conference organized by the CBI and also meet with a number of Iranian economists, bankers, and business owners in the private sector.
There has been growing international interest in ties with Iran since Tehran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) on July 14, 2015 finalized a comprehensive deal on Tehran’s nuclear program and implemented it on January 16.
The comprehensive nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), terminated all nuclear-related sanctions on Iran after coming into force.