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Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Visits Iran

(This article expired 19.09.2015.)

The Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic has visited Iran between September 14 and 16, 2014. Concurrently, a delegation of Czech companies headed by representatives from the Czech Chamber of Commerce arrived in Iran to explore cooperation possibilities with potential Iranian counterparts.

The Deputy Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic, H.E. Mr. Martin Tlapa, came to Iran for a working visit between September 14 and 16, 2014. During his stay, he met with his counterparts from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, with whom he discussed bilateral relations and situation in the region. They have agreed on the interest to further broaden economic cooperation in areas not affected by international sanctions, and regular meetings between representatives from both countries.

The Deputy Foreign Minister was also received by the Chairman of the National Committee for Foreign Policy and National Security of the Islamic Consultative Assembly of Iran, H.E. Mr. Alaedding Boroujerdi, who expressed his interest in expanding bilateral relations. He further met with the Deputy Minister of Industry, Mines and Trade and Head of Trade Promotion Organization of Iran, H.E. Mr. Valiallah Afkhami, with whom he also discussed the possibility to sign the Agreement on Avoiding Double Taxation.

During his visit, the Deputy Foreign Minister also visited Esfahan and was received by the Deputy Mayor and the President of the Esfahan Chamber of Commerce. Concurrently with the visit, a business delegation headed by the Chamber of Commerce of the Czech Republic consisting of twenty companies has visited Iran. Within the framework of this delegation, the Deputy Foreign Minister held a meeting with the President of the Iranian Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture, and presented an introductory speech to Iranian and Czech businessmen at the beginning of a business forum jointly hosted by the Iranian and Czech chambers of commerce, and organized by the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Tehran. Both sides of the business forum expressed their willingness to cooperate in various fields not affected by international sanctions, in particular the expansion of Iranian transport infrastructure, environmental protection, pharmaceutical and medical industry, and energy.