Iran, Poland stress expansion of bilateral ties

Warsaw, May 31, IRNA – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło have called for expansion of economic, cultural and political ties between Tehran and Warsaw.

During a meeting on Monday in the Polish capital, Iran’s foreign minister referred to the historical ties between Iran and Poland and said that presence of a big economic delegation accompanying him in the trip to the east European country shows the importance Tehran attaches to establishing ties with Poland to help boost its private sector.

Zarif called for cooperation between Iran and Poland in the areas of nanotechnology, biotechnology, telecommunication, dairy production and auto industry.

If banking relations get established and insurance for investment loss get activated, Iran-Poland 500 million dollars trade agreements can be implemented very fast, he said.

The Polish premier for her part mentioned Iranians hospitality for Polish refugees during the Second World War and said that Warsaw is keen to enhance all-out ties with Iran.

She said that diversifying the sources of energy and scientific cooperation are on the agenda of her government.

The Polish official also expressed her satisfaction over the presence of an Iranian business delegation in Poland and called for increasing of cooperation with Iran in the areas of economy and agriculture.

Zarif in the second leg of his trip to Europe left Warsaw for Finland’s capital Helsinki on Monday.

During his stay in the Polish capital Warsaw, Zarif met the Polish-Iranian Economic Forum and the Warsaw University and delivered speeches.

Iran and Poland signed three cooperation documents on expansion of economic ties during the trip by Iran’s top diplomat to the country.

Zarif, heading a politico-economic delegation left Tehran on Sunday to visit Poland, Finland, Sweden and Latvia respectively.