Zarif: Iran, EU enjoy extensive capacity for economic cooperation

Zarif and Speaker of Slovenian Parliament
Zarif and Speaker of Slovenian Parliament

Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday that Iran and the European Union enjoy extensive capacity to develop economic cooperation.


Zarif made the remarks in a meeting with visiting Speaker of Slovenian Parliament Yanku Webber in Tehran.

Grounds for expansion of parliamentary cooperation are well-prepared, Zarif said adding that the Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to broaden all-out cooperation with Slovenia such as cultural fields and exchange of university students, professors and lecturers.

Iran is currently removing barriers to expansion of relations with European Union, Zarif said adding that expansion of relations and economic cooperation between Iran and European Union will help boost cooperation among the regional countries as well.

There exists huge opportunities for the Iranian economic ccoperation with European Union in various fields which should be seized, he said.

Zarif said that there exits ample untapped capacities for economic cooperation and consultarions must be held with the European leaders to utilize the capacities for trade and economic ties.

Referring to the issue of extremisms in the Middle East region, he said the issue is also of prime importance for European Union.

European Union cannot remain safe from expansion of extremism in Syria as many extremists from Europe have come to Syria, he said.

The Slovenian parliament speaker, for his part attached importance to Iranˈs role in regional developments.

Following recent talks between Iran and G5+1, the ground for expansion of relations between the two sides is well-prepared, Yanku Webber said.

He voiced his countryˈs readiness to broaden all-out relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran.


Islamic Republic News Agency
Emad Askarieh has worked as a journalist since 2002. The main focus of his work is foreign policy and world diplomacy. He started his career at Iran Front Page Media Group, and is currently serving as the World Editor and the Vice-President for Executive Affairs at the Iran Front Page (IFP) news website.


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