Dec 3, 2015, 11:56 AM

Quito eyeing more trade with Tehran  

Quito eyeing more trade with Tehran  

TEHRAN, Dec. 03 (MNA) – Following the chain of south-American visits, Iran’s deputy FM met with Ecuadorian minister of international trade and talked about post-sanctions ties.

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Europe and America Majid Takht-Ravanchi, who is in a South-America tour, met on Wednesday with Minister for Foreign Trade of Ecuador Mr. Diego Esteban Aulestia Valencia and discussed matters of bilateral interest.

During the meeting which was held in attendance of senior experts and counselors of the ministries of both sides, the two sides stressed on establishing direct route of bilateral trade to avoid extra-expenses of mediatory hands.

In the past, there were transactions but via third party countries which led to a more expensive trade, said Takht-Ravanchi adding that the post-sanctions era is an opportunity for deepening and broadening bilateral relations.

He voiced hope that the joint bilateral commission would held its next meeting in Tehran once the Ecuadorian minister Valencia visits Iran.

It is hoped that the joint bilateral commission of Tehran and Quito would pave the way for all-out relations and lead to full cooperation of the two countries, highlighted the Iranian diplomat. 

Takht-Ravanchi also called for measures to boost tourism-related cooperation of Tehran and Quito.

During the meeting, Mr. Valencia, for his part, expressed content with the visit made by Majid Takht-Ravanchi and the removal of sanctions which means removal of obstacles for direct trade between the two countries.

It promises a bright future for bilateral ties and we would be able to plan visits for our businessmen and traders, highlighted the Ecuadorian minister.

Ecuador’s Minister of International Trade hailed Iran’s geopolitical situation in the Middle East and voiced hope that using Iranian southern ports in the Persian Gulf and the Oman Sea the Latin American country would be able to export goods to landlocked countries like Afghanistan and other Central Asian nations.   




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