MNA – Iran’s deputy FM Araghchi and Norwegian deputy minister of trade have called for the formation of joint committees to expand cooperation and reach proper banking mechanisms.
Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Abbas Araghchi held talks with Norwegian Roy Angelvik, Secretary of State at the Norwegian Ministry of Trade and Industry in Oslo.
During the Friday meeting, Araghchi noted the long history of cooperation and relations between Iran and Norway, particularly in the fields of oil, gas and fisheries, and underlined the need for formation of bilateral committees to expand cooperation and reach proper banking and financial mechanisms in areas of mutual interest.
The Norwegian official, for his part, noted Norway’s expertise and financial and technical capabilities and capacities for business and investment in Iran.
Norwegian companies are keen on having a presence and expanding it in Iran’s big market, and many of them have already taken steps to reopen their offices in Tehran, Angelvik added.
He further highlighted the need to reach solutions for easing up banking and financial transactions, voicing Norway’s resolve to continue the development of relations with the Islamic Republic.
Araghchi arrived in Norway’s capital Oslo on Thursday at the official invitation of his Norwegian counterpart Audun Halvorsen to take part in the eighth round of political talks between the two countries.
During his stay in Oslo, the Iranian diplomat also held talks with a number of Norwegian officials including Norwegian Foreign Minister Marie Eriksen Soreid.
He also met a group of Norwegian researchers and scientists.