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“Once Sanctions Are Lifted, We Work in Iran’s Tourism Industry,” JICA Chief Representative in Iran.

JICA has been established by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan to enhance international relations as well as developing global and Japanese economy through supporting economic progress and revitalizing and stabilizing developing regions. In 1974, JICA’s office in Iran opened, later closed in the time of war between Iran and Iraq, and reopened once again in 2005. Since the early days of its reopening, JICA’s environmental cooperation in Iran was on the agenda and the organization began to carry out a number of projects in various points in Iran. To study the different dimensions of JICA’s operation in Iran and its achievements, we conducted an interview with JICA’s representative ... Read More »

“$30Bn Trade Prospective between Iran and Turkey Is Possible,” Says Cengiz Gursel.

The Chief Commercial Counsellor of the Turkish Embassy in Tehran believes the Turkish Trade Center in Tehran can be a hub for Turkish and Iranian businessmen to gather and know one another. Also, the Iranian Trade Center in Turkey can effectively contribute to the bilateral trade ties, while the two countries have supplementary economies, and at some points, Turkey may need what Iran can offer and the other way around. Considering the potentials the two countries enjoy, hopes are there for the 30-billion-dollar perspective the President of the Republic of Turkey depicted for trade ties to Iran to become real in due time. Read More »

“The UK Government is committed to solving banking problems with Iran” Says Keith Wellings.

The UK officials say that the UK is committed to the successful implementation of the JCPOA, as it can lay the foundations for expanded political and economic relations with Iran. As mentioned by Nicolas Hopton, Former British Ambassador to Iran, trades has increased between the two countries, whilst British banks and financial institutions are still not sure about how to support trade with Iran. To learn more of the ongoing trend in the two countries’ economic relations, we interviewed with the Director of the Department of International Trade of the British Embassy in Tehran which is as follows. Read More »

“Iranian Women Are Surpassing Men,” Says the Wife of Turkey’s Ambassador to Iran.

Nazan Tekin was born in a religious family in Ankara. She studied international relations and enjoying a sociable, flexible spirit, she has played the highlighted role of a partner throughout the diplomatic career of her husband. Following the appointment of Mr. Hakan Tekin as Turkey’s Ambassador to Iran, she has had the chance to learn more of the Iranian society and women, and that has deeply affected her viewpoint toward the social position of the Iranian women. We had the honor to carry out a thorough interview with Mrs. Nazan Tekin at the Residence of the Turkish Ambassador in Iran which you may find below. Read More »

“I Enjoy Living in South Tehran,” Says British Ambassador’s Wife.

While the British Ambassador to Iran, Nicholas Hopton is interested in music and playing the guitar, his wife prefers to spend her time in the painting world. Mrs. Hopton believes her marriage to a diplomat has been fairly influential on their life as much as she views a diplomatic life as not particularly normal. Just as the traffic congestion in Tehran seems like a very serious issue, it is certain that living on Ferdowsi St. has been quite impactful on this family’s life, and in spite of the foresaid, Mrs. Echenique-Hopton loves living in Southern Tehran. Below is our interview with the Wife of the British Ambassador to Tehran, which ... Read More »

“US Has to Recognize Iran’s Regional Power,” Believes Brazilian Ambassador.

Having in background the chairmanship of the Commerce and Investment Development Group of Brazil’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the appointment of the new Brazilian Ambassador is indicative of his country’s inclination to strengthen economic cooperation with Iran so once the sanctions against Iran fade more, the practical phase of it will go to effect. Politically and diplomatically, Brazil believed in a diplomatic solution to Iran’s nuclear case, even when sanctions were at their peak, and so, it supported the JCPOA. While there is still the debated welching possibility of the POTUS, Donald Trump out of the nuclear deal, Brazil’s Ambassador to Iran thinks the JCPOA is a UN resolution the ... Read More »

“Most Visas We Issue Are for Bali,” States Indonesian Ambassador to Iran.

Indonesia’s Ambassador to Iran is very emphatic on developing economic and trade ties to Iran and further stresses the extension of tourism between the two countries. Although he tends for a direct flight between Tehran and Jakarta to be launched, Iranian tourists mostly prefer Bali to be their leisure destination where the Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean cross each other’s paths. To learn more about the processes and trend of development of economic relations between the two countries, we conducted an interview with Octavino Alimudin which you may find below. Read More »

“We Seek to Fully Extend Relations with Iran,” Says Czech Ambassador to Iran.

After two decades now, following the decision of the officials in Iran and Czech to promote the level of diplomatic ties, Mr. Čumba, resident in Iran since August, 2016 as the Czech Charge d’Affaires, was promoted and appointed as Ambassador to Tehran. A prominent diplomat, he played an outstanding role in resolving the hostage case in Lebanon and freed the abducted Czech citizens in the country, and is now working to draw a new perspective in economic and political ties between Prague and Tehran. Read More »

“This Is My Honest Honor to Be in Iran as a Representative of Serbia,” Says Serbian Ambassador to Iran.

Following the lifting of visas for Iranian citizens who wish to visit Serbia, serious, practical steps were taken to improve the political and economic relations between the two countries and with the appointment of the Serbian Ambassador to Iran and his plentiful efforts to develop trade ties between Iran and Serbia, a new perspective is being drawn between the two countries. To learn of what has been specifically done in the bilateral relations between Tehran and Belgrade, we conducted an interview with the Serbian Ambassador to Iran that you may find below. Read More »

“Algeria Seeks to Realize Democracy,” States Algerian Ambassador.

In a thorough interview with AVA Diplomatic, the Ambassador of Algeria to Iran elaborated on the efforts made to extend Algeria’s economic and cultural relations with Iran, and emphasized the principles of the Algerian revolution which aim at realizing democracy. Mr. Ahriz is on the firm belief that the Algerian officials would not tolerate any interference in their interior affairs. Read More »