News ID: 276974
Published: 0329 GMT November 18, 2020

Iran, Serbia vow to broaden trade cooperation

Iran, Serbia vow to broaden trade cooperation

Iranian Ambassador to Serbia Hassan Rashidpour and Serbian Minister of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications Tatjana Matic in a meeting in Belgrade stressed the need for the expansion of mutual cooperation in all areas.

During the meeting, Rashidpour and Matic agreed that in addition to discussing the free trade agreement and holding a joint commission meeting between the two countries, it is important to agree on a joint payment system, which will be key to continuing cooperation between the two countries, reported Fars News Agency.

During the meeting, Rashidpour voiced Iran’s strong political will for cooperation with Serbia, saying, “In addition to the abolition of visas, the establishment of direct flights between the two capitals is also important.”

“We have always attached special importance to Serbia in the Balkan region,” he added.

Rashidpour said that the two countries’ capacities should be used to expand mutual cooperation.

The Serbian minister, for her part, said that Serbia is seeking to develop trade and tourism cooperation with Iran.

“We hope that mutual cooperation will increase once the problem of the coronavirus is removed,” she said.

Last week, President Hassan Rouhani in a phone call with his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vučić underlined Iran’s readiness for sharing anti-COVID experiences with Serbia.

Meanwhile, Vučić said Serbia is against imposing sanctions and pressure on Iran.

“We should take advantage of opportunities for developing cooperation in trade, science, culture, technology, tourism, and academic fields,” he added.


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