Iran FM meets foreign ambassadors
TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian met several outgoing and incoming ambassadors on Sunday.
Algerian Ambassador Abdul Moneim Ahriz and Armenian Ambassador Artashes Toumanian met Amir Abdollahian to bid farewell at the end of their missions.
New Zealand Ambassador to Tehran Michael Wohi and Andeji Yusovic from the Vatican met Amir Abdollahian to present him with a copy of their credentials at the start of their tenure.
The meetings took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The foreign minister also met with Saeed Mohammad, the secretary for free trade, industry and special economic zones, on Sunday.
Mohammad spoke about the latest developments in the country’s free trade and economic zones and listed the many potentials and broad areas for cooperation and investment in these zones.
He appreciated the efforts of the Foreign Ministry and called for its further assistance to establish and expand cooperation with other countries for investment in free trade areas.
The foreign minister, in turn, said that a central element of the foreign policy of President Raisi’s administration is to strengthen economic and trade cooperation with other countries, especially neighboring states.
“According to the plan presented to Parliament based on using the capacities of the country’s diplomatic apparatus to promote economic cooperation with other countries, we have sought to strengthen the economic sectors of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and missions (diplomatic ) from the Islamic Republic of Iran abroad, ”Amir Abdollahian said.
The chief diplomat said some countries were ready to invest in Iranian free trade zones. The foreign minister also said that the Iranian diaspora has great potential for investment.