Zarif opens Iran-Chile Business Opportunities

TEHRAN, Aug. 26 (MNA) – Iran’s FM Zarif, who is visiting Chilean capital city of Santiago, addressed the opening of the Joint Gathering of Business Opportunities in Iran and Chile.

“It is the biggest event in the history of Iran-Chile relations after the Islamic Revolution of 1979,” said Mohammad Javad Zarif the Foreign Minister of Islamic Republic of Iran on Thursday at 10:00 A.M. local time (05:30 P.M. Tehran’s time) opening the Joint Gathering of Business Opportunities in Iran and Chile in Santiago.

The Iranian senior diplomat reassured Chilean bankers that international restrictions posed on banking relations with Tehran were lifted after the implementation of the JCPOA (the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action signed by the foreign ministers of Iran and 5+1 on July 14, 2015, in Vienna). He said that all banks around the globe can operate with/in Iran without any concern about the Americans’ behavior.

“If the banks eager to work with Iran are worried about negative behavior of the US, we are ready to get them letters from the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the US Department of the Treasury, to feel comfortable and communicate with Iran,” articulated the chief of Iran’s ministry of diplomatic affairs.

Referring to the fact that he is the first Iranian Foreign Minister who visits Chile after the Islamic Revolution of 1979, Zarif described his visit as the opening for a new chapter of bilateral ties.

Zarif appreciated the warm and hospitable welcoming of Chilean people and officials offered to him and the accompanying delegation and said that “the day is a new day for a new start in developing bilateral relations.”

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Chilean counterpart Heraldo Muñoz Valenzuela both underlined the will of the two nations of Iran and Chile to expand bilateral ties in all areas.

Pablo Urria Hering, Director of Bilateral Economic Affairs at the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hossein Yaghoubi Director General of International Affairs at Iran’s Central Bank, and Farhad Sharif Nayeb, the Vice-Chairman of Iran’s Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines, were the other officials scheduled to address the meeting.  

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