Enhancement of Iran, Italy Economic Ties Discussed


Senior Iranian and Italian trade officials explored new avenues for paving the way for the promotion of cooperation in various fields, specially in agricultural and railway sectors.

In a meeting which was attended by Head of Iran Chamber of Commerce Gholam Hossein Shafeyee, the Chamber’s Deputy Head for International Affairs Ali Akbar Farazi, Italy’s Ambassador to Tehran Luca Giansanti, Director General for Italian Promotion (economy, culture and science) Andrea Meloni, and President of Italian Foreign Trade Agency Ricardo Monti, the two sides stressed the need for both Tehran and Rome to utilize each and every capacity and potential to broaden and widen economic relations, specially in the fields railway transportation and agriculture.

During the meeting, Shafeyee highlighted the long historic business relationship between Iran and Italy, and said, “Italy was the premiere economic partnership of Iran for past years and Italian heavy machinery in Iran’s industries testify this brilliant relationship.”

Andrea Meloni, for his part, highlighted the longing of Italian companies to boost ties with Iran. Monti, for his part, said Italian bilateral relationships with Iran must be developed in agriculture machinery, medical and pharmaceutical equipment, stone and other fields.

In March, in a meeting between Co-Chairman of Iran-Italy parliamentary friendship group Javad Heravi and Ettore Rosato, head of the Democratic Party at Italy’s Chamber of Deputies in Tehran, the two sides vow to do their best to enhance bilateral ties, specially in parliamentary field.

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