Ranking officials from Iran and Slovenia signed three memorandums of understanding (MoUs) in Tehran on Tuesday following a meeting co-chaired by the presidents of the two countries.
The two sides signed three documents that entail economic cooperation, interaction in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector, as well as scientific cooperation in nanotechnology.
Slovenian President Borut Pahor and his entourage, who arrived in Tehran on Tuesday morning, attended the high-profile meeting for talks on a range of issues.
In comments at the gathering, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani voiced Iran’s determination to expand relations with the European Union members after implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a lasting nuclear deal between Tehran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany).
He also referred to facilitated banking ties and insurance services as the key to enhancement of trade ties between Iran and Slovenia.
President Rouhani stressed that Iran and Slovenia can link the EU and the Middle East region via their closer ties.
For his part, Pahor called for a five-fold increase in the volume of trade ties between the two countries.
He also referred to plans to reopen Slovenia’s embassy in Tehran as a sign of his country’s serious resolve to boost relations with Iran.
Elsewhere, the visiting European president emphasized on the futility of any consensus on the fight against terrorism and the Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) Takfiri terrorist group that excludes Iran.
Slovenia, a country in Central Europe, is going to reopen its embassy in Tehran, which was closed in 2013 as part of general austerity policies.