Czech official calls for removal of Tehran-Prague banking issues

TEHRAN, Apr. 25 (MNA) – Vice chairman of Czech Chamber of Commerce Borivoj Minar pointed to the implementation of a plan entitled “Towards Iran” launched since two years ago and stressed the need to move towards solving reciprocal banking problems.

In a meeting with his Iranian counterpart, Borivoj Minar, as headed a high-ranking Czech trade and business delegation to Iran, stipulated, “international sanctions imposed against Iran severely affected the bilateral banking relations to a great extent.”

Under such circumstances, it is necessary to move towards solving banking problem between the two countries, he opined.

He went on to say that the two countries of Iran and Czech enjoy high potential to broaden their ties in the fields of energy, mine and mining, food and pharmaceutical.

He put the number of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Czech Republic’s Chamber of Commerce at 15,000, total of which account for 60 percent total gross domestic products (GDP) share of the country.

For his part, Vice Chairman of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) Pedram Soltani pointed to the satisfactory relationship between Tehran and Prague especially in the past three years and added, “statistics show that Iran’s export of products to Czech has decreased while the country imported more products from Czech Republic in return.”

Representatives of 10 Czech companies attended Tehran to exchange their views in the fields of drug, medicine, banking, transport, building construction, gas, etc.

In conclusion, Soltani said, “with the coordination made in this regard, chambers of commerce of the two countries will make their utmost efforts to solve banking problems.”

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