Economy minister: Iran wants enhanced ties with WB, IMF

Tehran, Oct 12, IRNA – Minister of Finance and Economic Affairs Ali Tayyebnia said on Wednesday that after the nuclear deal reached between Iran and world powers last year, Tehran expects further relations with the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.

Tayyebnia made the remarks speaking IRNA at the end of his Washington D.C. visit to attend the annual meetings of the WB and IMF.

Tayyebnia said that on the sidelines of his stay in Washington D.C., he had met with his counterparts from France, Sweden, Italy, Turkey, China, India and the Netherland to explore ways of expansion of cooperation.

‘Particularly in the meetings with European ministers, I referred to the disloyalty of the US in implementation of Iran nuclear deal and underlined the need for establishment of banking relations,’ the minister said.

Tayyebnia said that he had also had different constructive meetings with senior officials from the World Bank and the IMF.

The minister also noted that in his meetings with World Bank officials he had called for promotion of cooperation and providing Iran with the required finance for its developmental projects.

Moreover, in the meeting with the World Bank vice-President, the two sides agreed on completion of a technical and advisory cooperation road map based on mutually agreed cases as well as expedition of its execution.

By IRNA