TEHRAN (Iran News) – Australia Calls for Expansion of Economic Cooperation With Iran. Australian Ambassador to Tehran Lyndall Sachs on Wednesday met the Chairman of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee Mr Vahid Jalalzadeh
During the meeting, Sachs and Jalalzadeh discussed Australian-Iranian cooperation and ways to strengthen the partnership.
She pointed to the old relation between Iran and Australia and saidAustralia has had 53 years of uninterrupted diplomatic relations with Iran and looks forward to many more.She added that Australia seeks reinforcing its ties with Iran in different fields.
The partnership is broad with Australian businesses working in Iran across many sectors, Iranian students studying in Australia and strong cultural links between the two countries, she added.
Sachs then pointed to the effective role of parliamentary cooperation on boosting the bilateral ties and said the parliamentary cooperation as well as joint cooperation commissions has been important for boosting the ties.
She then called for reinforcing interactions and investment of the private sectors of the two states and said Australia is keen to enhance its economic ties with Tehran.
She also called for boosting ties in the cultural and political fields and said she hopes the economic ties of the two countries would broaden after the removal of the U.S. sanctions.
Then Jalalzadeh, for his part, pointed to the historic ties of the two countries and said the bilateral ties have seen the ups and downs due to the global developments and the U.S. sanctions.
Touching upon developments in Iraq and Afghanistan, he said that the policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran is to support peace and stability in the region and it welcomes any act which helps it.
He reiterated that no country can deny the effective role of Iran in combatting terrorism in the region.