The Iranian president says companies in Iran and Slovakia’s private sectors can be at the forefront of efforts to enhance mutual relations and cooperation.
In a Wednesday meeting where he received the credentials of Slovakia’s new ambassador to Tehran, President Hassan Rouhani welcomed closer partnership between Tehran and Bratislava.
“Iran and Slovakia have great potential for expanding their relations in scientific, cultural and economic fields,” said the president.
He further pointed to the outbreak of the coronavirus in the world, and said universal cooperation among all countries is needed to effectively confront the pandemic.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran is currently developing and testing three types of coronavirus vaccines, and is ready to share its experiences with other countries, including Slovakia, in this regard,” he noted.
Ladislav Ballek, the new Slovakian ambassador to Tehran, said his country attaches special respect and importance to Iran, and is resolved to promote its ties with Tehran in different fields.
“The coronavirus pandemic has made it all the more necessary to expand collaborations and humanitarian ties between countries of the world,” he added.