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An economic official is optimistic that Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s recent trip to the Balkans could help raise Iran’s non-oil trade, as these countries have shown more willingness to engage in economic collaboration with Iran than western governments.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, in a meeting with Prime Minister of Bulgaria Boyko Borisov, has called for expansion of business ties with Sofia.
Sofia gives great priority to expanding its trade relations with Tehran, Bulgarian President Rumen Radev said, describing Iran as a “very important” country in the Middle East.
A senior Iranian official says Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s ongoing tour of Eastern Europe and the Balkans is a watershed in Tehran’s relations with those countries.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will leave Tehran on February 26 to start a tour of several countries in Eastern Europe and the Balkans.
Iran has dismissed media reports that it refused to issue a permit for a plane carrying the Bulgarian Prime Minister to pass through the Islamic Republic’s airspace.
In a meeting in Tehran, Speaker of Iran’s Parliament Ali Larijani and Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov explored the avenues for promoting mutual cooperation between Tehran and Sofia.
In a meeting with the visiting Bulgarian foreign minister, president Rouhani said conditions for development of ties between Iran and the EU, especially Bulgaria, are ready.