Economy, Domestic Economy

Need for Iran-Serbia Economic Committee

Need for Iran-Serbia Economic CommitteeNeed for Iran-Serbia Economic Committee

Iranian and Serbian officials in a meeting in Tehran on Tuesday explored avenues to expand bilateral trade, with both sides calling for the establishment of Iran-Serbia joint economic committee by the end of 2015.

The meeting was held between Iran’s Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs Ali Tayyebnia and Serbia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Trade, Telecommunications and Tourism, Rasim Ljajic.

“Iran is seeking to develop all-embracing ties with the world over including the Europeans. So expansion of ties with the Republic of Serbia as a strategic country in the Balkans is of outmost importance for Iran,” Mehr news agency quoted Tayyebnia as saying.

He called upon the Iranian and Serbian authorities to pave the ground for the cooperation of private sectors of the two countries, lamenting that the two sides’ private sectors are unaware of each others’ business capacities.

For his part, the Serbian official invited the Iranian business community and private sector to visit Serbia to closely assess the European country’s business potential.

Heading a five-member delegation, Rasim Ljajic is in Tehran to hold talks on bilateral cooperation with Iranian government officials. The visit came at an official invitation of Iranian Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Mohammad-Reza Nematzadeh.