Iran, Britain private sectors' activists to meet in London

TEHRAN, Nov. 27 (MNA) – A TCCIMA official has announced that the first trade meeting between private sector activists will convene in London on Monday November 28.

Hassan Forouzanfar, a board member of Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines & Agriculture (TCCIMA), made the remarks adding "the session aims to attract finance and investment to developmental projects of Iran. 

"Following the Monday summit, private sector activists of Iran and Britain are slated to conduct face to face dialogues on Tuesday in the British capital," he continued. 

He said following implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), despite certain international resolutions, closing of Iranian and British embassies impeded reinvigoration of bilateral ties. 

Forouzanfar recalled that efforts to bolster ties with London, as one of the world's largest financing markets, kicked off a few months ago when a company made the proposal to hold a seminar in London aiming to attract foreign investment to Iran's economic projects. 

"The conference was supposed to mainly introduce available projects to investors rather than focusing on article presentations," underlined the official. 

TCCIMA member emphasized that reopening of embassies facilitated the coordination process for holding the upcoming session on Monday; "a meeting will also be held in the Iranian Embassy in London in order to discuss outcomes of the conference." 

January 16, 2016 marked a historic day since the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) verified that Iran had implemented its key nuclear-related measures described in the JCPOA, and the Secretary State has confirmed the IAEA’s verification.  As a result of Iran verifiably meeting its nuclear commitments, the United States began lifting nuclear-related sanctions on Iran, as described in the JCPOA. 

Recently, Iran's Ambassador to London Hamid Baeidinejad reported on willingness of British firms to cooperate with Iranian counterparts saying "a number of economic ministers of the United Kingdom are planning to visit Tehran while leading huge economic delegations." 

"Presently, the British sides have made numerous proposals for mutual collaboration in various fields including oil and gas, transportation, renewable energies as well as tourism." 

Baeidinejad said, in the same line, the trade sector and businessmen of Britain are stepping up efforts to open banking links and launch broker relations with the Iranian parties." 

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