Iran, Slovakia Trade Volume Up by 110% in 2019
Iran, Slovakia Trade Volume Up by 110% in 2019
TEHRAN – The trade volume between Iran and Slovakia has soared significantly and according to the statistics it has increased by 110 percent.

On Sunday, head of Jasuj Chamber of Commerce Jabbar Kianpoor met visiting head of Bratislava’s  Chamber of Commerce Mr. Igor Jonas during the meeting, both sides explored ways for boosting trade between Iran and Slovakia.


During the meeting, head of Bratislava Chamber of Commerce Mr.  Jonas pointed to the 110 percent growth in the trade turnover between both states in 2019, adding that this surge in the bilateral trade is due to visits of trade delegations of both states in 2018 and 2019.

He said those Iranian business persons who have problems in return of their money to Iran can contact with the Bratislava Chamber of Commerce in order their problems to be resolved.

Mr. Kianpoor, for his part, said that Iran due to its huge capacities and significant market can be a good trade partner for European states and Bratislava can be a good gateway for Iran’s goods to enter European markets.

He expressed hope that the joint economic commission of Iran-Slovakia which was to be held in July and postponed to 2020 would resolve the problems of Iranian business activists in Slovakia.

He pointed to some problems of Iranian business activists like blocked accounts of them, adding some of them are being resolved after talks and some of them are getting complicated than before, and it is expected those problems to be solved during Slovakian Central Bank governor’s visit to Tehran to join the joint commission meeting.

Last month Iran’s outgoing Ambassador to Slovakia Ebadollah Molaei met and held talks with Slovakian Deputy Foreign Minister Lukas Parizek in Bratislava.

During the farewell meeting, the two sides discussed prospects of Tehran-Bratislava economic and trade cooperation and shared ideas on the ways to expand ties in a wide gamut of political, economic and cultural fields.

Molaei also referred to the recent international developments regarding the 2015 nuclear deal and the US’ hostile policies against the Islamic Republic, urging the need for European countries to show commitments to the deal and gear up the efforts to salvage the pact.