Jahangiri made the remark in a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister for Investment of Slovakia Peter Pellegrini here on Tuesday.
“Islamic Republic of Iran had good relations in the industrial sector with the former Czechoslovakia and the history of the two countries' economic relations along with existing capacities can provide grounds for the development of economic relations between Iran and Slovakia,” Jahanigiri said.
First vice president referred to the exchange of high-ranking delegations and recent visits of both countries’ officials and said the trips can be instrumental in developing and strengthening bilateral relations; “I hope your visit will lead to drastic changes in the relations between the two countries and the development of bilateral, regional and international relations,” Jahangiri addressed Slovakian deputy prime minister.
Jahangiri deemed the signing of MoU between the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Finance and the Bank of Slovakia as an important step in the development of economic relations between the two countries; “Iran enjoys remarkable capacity in oil and gas resources which could provide the opportunity for investment of Slovakian companies and energy exports to Europe,” he added.
Peter Pellegrini, for his part, said that bilateral relations have been traditionally positive and constructive; “Slovakia’s look to Iran is of sincere and friendly nature and in addition to strengthening bilateral relations, it is ready for political development of economic relations.”
He said that Slovakia fully supports JCPOA, adding the country opposes imposing sanctions against any country because “we believe sanctions will not help anyone.”
He said Slovakia supports the development of the Iranian banking ties with European Union member states; “today [Tuesday] a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Bank of Slovakia and Iran’s Ministry of Economy which can be an incentive for the development of executive exchanges between the two countries,” Pellegrini noted pointing to his meetings and talks with Iranian officials.
Headed by Deputy Prime Minister for Investment of Slovakia Peter Pellegrini, the top-ranking Slovakian commerce delegation arrived in Tehran on March 07 to make a visit to the Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (TCCIM).