Irans strategic policy is to develop relations with European countries, Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance said.
(SHADA: TEHRAN) -- At a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic, Ali Tayyebnia stated: The Slovak Republic has a special place in this strategy.
He further said that the presence of senior Slovakian officials in the delegation represents a serious determination to expand cooperation between the two countries.
Referring to the capabilities of the two countries, the Iranian Economy Minister said: Automobile manufacturing, transportation and energy can be axes of cooperation between the two countries.
In recent years, Iran has made good progress in the area of new technologies and we would like to have cooperation in this area, Tayyebnia stressed.
Two basic agreements on investment and avoidance of double taxation have been signed so far, the Minister said, adding: If the two countries sign a memorandum of understanding in the field of customs cooperation, it will contribute effectively to the development of relations and cooperation.
Now two Iranian banks have banking relationships with some of the banks in Slovakia, but we want to sign a memorandum of cooperation between the Central Bank of the Islamic Republic and Slovakia, he stated.
As to the credit risk of OCD, Tayyebnia said that Iran is not satisfied with its position in this ranking, and European countries do not have adequate information about the social and economic conditions of Iran.
He further suggested to form a joint commission between the two countries and said: The commission can help to develop cooperation.
Meanwhile, Peter Pellegrini, Deputy Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic, stated that his country is interested to develop bilateral relations in different parts too.
At the end of the meeting, a memorandum of understanding was signed between Exim Bank of Slovakia and Organization for Investment, Economic and Technical Assistance of Iran in the context of granting credit line, expanding trade and investment.