Envoy Stresses Iran’s Readiness for Further Cooperation with World Muslims
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s Ambassador to Slovenia Kazzem Shafiyee said his country always welcomes further expansion of cooperation with Muslims all over the world.
“Iran welcomes expansion of cooperation with all Islamic countries across the world,” Shafiyee said in his meeting with the Mufti of Slovenian Muslims Nedzad Grabus, stressing that Iran's cooperation with Muslims in the Balkans, particularly the Islamic community of Slovenia, has a long history.
He praised the goodwill and efforts of Grabus in expanding cooperation with the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Grabus, for his part, expressed his pleasure at boosting cooperation with Iran.
In a relevant event in March, Iranian and Slovenian officials discussed ways to further develop economic cooperation between the two countries, specially by using the capacities of the private sector.
The meeting was held between Kazzem Shafiyee and the deputy minister of Economic Development and Technology of Slovenia.
During the meeting, Shafiyee said the Iranian private sector is inclined to cooperation with Slovenian companies, announcing his readiness to facilitate the process.
In the meeting, the capacities of economic and trade cooperation between the two countries were examined.
The latest state of trade and economic relations between the two countries as well as ways to develop, maintain and strengthen economic and trade relations between Iran and Slovenia were also explored.
The Iranian envoy referred to the increase in trade between the two countries in recent years.
"Increasing US sanctions against Iran and creating obstacles to banking and monetary cooperation, as well as the global spread of the coronavirus, has reduced the volume of trade between the two countries over the past two years," Shafiyee said.
The Slovenian official, for her part, said that "we know that trade relations between the two countries have been damaged by sanctions against Iran and the spread of the coronavirus”.
She noted that 80 percent of Slovenia's products are exported, adding that agricultural and pharmaceutical products should not be subject to sanctions.
"We are trying to have a more serious presence in the Iranian market," she added.
She stressed the need for more cooperation and interaction with Iran.