Swedish embassy opens trade section in Iran

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Sweden’s embassy in Tehran has established a trade bureau as part of efforts to boost business ties with Iran, the ambassador said.

In a meeting with head of Tehran’s Chamber of Commerce, Swedish Ambassador Peter Tiller said the newly-established bureau is run jointly by the Swedish government and private sector.

The commercial attachés in the bureau have diplomatic passports and reside in the embassy, the envoy added.

Tehran and Stockholm eye rise in their economic relations after implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), a lasting nuclear deal between Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany).

Earlier in June, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif paid a visit to Sweden as part of a European tour, and held meetings with senior Swedish officials, including Prime Minister Stefan Lofven.

In a meeting with the Scandinavian nations’ Minister for Enterprise and Innovation Mikael Damberg during the trip, Zarif discussed ways to strengthen economic interaction in the post-sanctions era.

Travelling with a 60-strong delegation of Iranian businessmen, Zarif also attended an Iran-Sweden mercantile conference in Stockholm.

By Tasnim News Agency