Envoy: Iran-Poland trade threefold

Envoy: Iran-Poland trade threefold

Polish Ambassador to Tehran Juliusz Gojlo announced that Warsaw and Tehran have considerably broadened trade transactions in the post-sanctions era, AVA Diplomatic reports.

“Sound implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) helped triple trade exchanges between Poland and Iran,” Gojlo as saying.

He noted that Iran and Poland can further expand economic relations directly and without relying on a third party.

“Establishment of direct flights between Tehran and Warsaw will also help improve the current level of relations,” the Polish ambassador said.

He underlined that after the sound implementation of the JCPOA and the removal of economic sanctions, trade exchanges between the two countries increased threefold while statistics indicate exports from Iran to Poland has increased 80 percent.

“Iran has achieved significant developments in scientific fields,” the ambassador noted.

In relevant remarks in May 2016, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło in a meeting in Warsaw underlined the need for broadening of mutual cooperation, particularly in the economic and trade fields.

In the meeting, Zarif and Szydlo explored avenues for bolstering and strengthening bilateral ties.

The Iranian foreign minister pointed to the historical relations between Iran and Poland, and said, “The presence of a large economic delegation accompanying me during the visit to Poland shows the importance Tehran attaches to establishing ties with Poland’s private sector.”

Zarif called for cooperation between Iran and Poland in areas of nanotechnology, biotechnology, telecommunication, dairy production and auto industry.

“If Iran and Poland establish banking and insurance ties for joint ventures, the two countries can quickly implement their trade agreements,” the Iran foreign minister said.

The Polish prime minister, for her part, recalled Iranians’ hospitality for Polish refugees during the Second World War, and said, “Warsaw is keen to enhance all-out ties with Iran.”

She reiterated that diversifying the sources of energy and scientific cooperation are on the agenda of her government.

The Polish prime minister also expressed her satisfaction over the presence of an Iranian business delegation in Poland and called for increasing of economic and agricultural cooperation with Iran.

Iran and Poland signed three cooperation documents on expansion of economic ties during Zarif’s visit to Warsaw.

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