Croatia eyes energy coop. with Iran

TEHRAN, May 06 (MNA) – Iran and Croatia’s national oil companies have held talks on joint cooperation in the energy sector, Croatian economy minister said Sun. in Tehran.

Martina Dalić, Deputy Prime Minister of Croatia and Minister of Economy, Small and Medium Entrepreneurship and Crafts, held a meeting with Head of Plan and Budget Organization Mohammad Bagher Nobakht on Sunday in Tehran.

During the meeting, the Croatian economy minister called for expansion of cooperation with Iran in the fields of energy, technical and engineering services, foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals, tourism and development plans.

She expressed hope that her trip would pave the way for removing banking and financial restrictions and define new projects for economic cooperation.

“Our central bank is of the opinion that, legally speaking, there is no hurdle against economic and financial transactions with Iran,” she said.

She further hoped that major European banks would be cooperative in facilitating and coordinating the financial transactions between the two countries.

The Iranian official, for his part, highlighted the need for removing banking obstacles impeding the expansion of relations between the two sides, voicing hope that Ms. Dalić’s visit would invigorate the current level of cooperation between Tehran and Zagreb.

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