TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Danish lawmaker and former tax minister, Kristian Jensen, expressed optimism about expansion of Tehran-Copenhagen relations, particularly in trade, under a long-awaited nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers.
In an interview with Tasnim, Jensen hailed the good ties between the two countries during Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s two-year-old term in office.
He also expressed the hope that once the anti-Iran sanctions are terminated under a comprehensive nuclear deal, Danish companies would begin to actively enter Iran’s market.
Jensen, 44, is also a spokesperson for Denmark’s Liberal Party (Venstre). He served as tax minister from 2004 to 2010 and has been a member of the parliament since 1998.
His comments came amid negotiations between Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) with the aim of reaching a lasting accord that would end more than a decade of impasse over Tehran’s civilian nuclear program.
On April 2, the two sides reached a framework nuclear agreement in Lausanne, Switzerland, with both sides committed to push for a final deal, dubbed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), until the end of June.
With the deadline approaching, many countries are impatient to broaden economic ties with Iran following the removal of anti-Iran sanctions under the nuclear accord.