Jan 23, 2016, 11:06 PM
Economic news in brief

TEHRAN, Jan. 23 (MNA) – Chinese president visit to Tehran has overshadowed other economic events on Saturday.

Among the economic events taking place on Saturday, Iran's Commercial Attaché in Thailand Mohammad Pakseresht said that a 22-member Thai delegation, headed by Thai Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai, would visit Iran to take part in the 9th Iran-Thailand Joint Cooperation Commission session.

Pakseresht told Iran’s state news agency IRNA that Pramudwinai would take part in the joint cooperation commission during his stay in Iran, whose Iranian chairman will be Minister of Industries, Mines and Trade, Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh. The 7th and 8th Iran-Thailand Joint Cooperation Commission sessions were held in Tehran and Bangkok in 2004 and 2010, respectively. Pakseresht said the first Thai delegation visited Tehran after JCPOA inking in December.

He said that in the 9th joint commission in Tehran on Saturday, the two sides would prepare drafts of commercial protocols for oil and energy, transportation, tourism and development cooperation and the documents would be signed in next few days once Thai Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak visits Iran at the head of a 200-member delegation.

Still in different story, Hungarian Deputy Parliament Speaker István Jakab said on Friday that his country welcomed expansion of all-out cooperation with Iran. Jakab told Iran’s Parliament Deputy-Speaker Mohammad Hassan Abutorabifar that the structure and framework of mutual cooperation in the future need to be drawn up and confirmed by the two sides. He urged mutual cooperation in agriculture, livestock breeding and seafood farming. He also called for more scientific and cultural cooperation between the two sides.

And in a second story, Greece had held talks on Friday on restarting crude oil purchases from Iran after the lifting of nuclear-related international sanctions last week, Greek Energy Minister Panos Skourletis said. Skourletis met Iran's Deputy Oil Minister Amir Hossein Zamaninia in Athens; “they (Iran) are positively disposed towards and think that Greece can be the European conduit for them to re-enter the market,' Skourletis told Reuters. Hellenic Petroleum, Greece's biggest oil refiner, was a major buyer of Iranian crude, which accounted for about 20 percent of its annual crude oil imports before sanctions were imposed.

 

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