FNA- Polish Ambassador to Tehran Juliusz Gojlo announced that Warsaw and Tehran have considerably broadened the volume of their trade transactions in the post-sanctions era.
“Sound implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCOPA) helped triple the volume of trade exchanges between Poland and Iran,” Gojlo said.
He noted that Iran and Poland can further expand their economic relations directly and without relying on the third party.
“Establishment of direct flight between Tehran and Warsaw will also help improve the current level of relations,” the Polish ambassador said.
He underlined that after sound implementation of the JCPOA and removal of economic sanctions the volume of trade exchanges between the two countries increased three folds as statistics indicate exports from Iran to Poland has increased 80 percent.
“Iran has achieved significant developments in scientific fields,” the ambassador said.
In relevant remarks in May 2016, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydło in a meeting in Warsaw underlined the need for broadening of mutual cooperation, specially in economic and trade fields.
During a meeting in the Polish capital on Monday night, Zarif and Szydlo explored avenues for bolstering and reinvigorating bilateral ties.
The Iranian foreign minister pointed to the historical relations between Iran and Poland, and said, “The presence of a large economic delegation accompanying me during the visit to Poland shows the importance that Tehran attaches to establishing ties with Poland’s private sector.”
Zarif, meantime, called for cooperation between Iran and Poland in areas of nanotechnology, biotechnology, telecommunication, dairy production and auto industry.
“If Iran and Poland establish banking relations and insurance for joint ventures, the two countries can quickly implement their trade agreements,” the Iran foreign minister said.
The Polish prime minister, for her part, mentioned Iranians’ hospitality for Polish refugees during the Second World War, and said, “Warsaw is keen to enhance all-out ties with Iran.”
She reiterated that diversifying the sources of energy and scientific cooperation are on the agenda of her government.
The Polish prime minister also expressed her satisfaction over the presence of an Iranian business delegation in Poland and called for increasing of cooperation with Iran in areas of economy and agriculture.
Iran and Poland signed three cooperation documents on expansion of economic ties during Zarif’s stay in Warsaw.