TEHRAN (Iran News) – The Ambassador of Czech Republic Mr. Josef Rychtar in meeting with the Head of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mine and Agriculture (ICCIMA) Gholam-Hossein Shafei explored ways for boosting cooperation especially cooperation in the rail transport.
In the meeting, Shafei emphasized the experience of Czech Republic in the field of rail transportation and management of water resources, and called for cooperation between the two countries in those areas.
He said that Czech Republic has one of the most stable economies in the East Europe that it has experienced considerable economic growth and it has advanced laws in the field of investment comparing to other countries in East Europe.
He also said that the Czechs have passed successfully the process of privatization and it boosts attractions for cooperation with this country. He also pointed to some fields for joint cooperation like defining a joint project for producing electric engines and fixing replacing fuel in the vehicles, adding that both countries can also cooperate in the power plant, sugar industry, cement, crystals and sugarcane that the two sides had good experience in the past.
Shafei also noted that the diversity in the fields for bilateral cooperation is high, and Tehran and Prague can cooperate even in the fields of petrochemicals, auto industry, machineries, mining, home appliances and energy.
He then pointed to Iran problem of water crisis and said the country should take advantage of the experience of the countries which have good experiences in the field of managing the water resources. He also referred to Iran’s geographical location which can connect south to north, east and west, adding that the country seeks developing its rail transportation and its renovation, and the door is open for investment and joint cooperation of the Czechs with Iran in this field.
He then expressed hope the joint Iran-Czech committee would be set up soon which will facilitate the trade between the two states.
Then Rychtar, for his part, said a Czech delegation is to visit Tehran in January and the delegation will include representatives from the companies which are active in mining, food, health and heavy machineries as they have announced readiness for cooperation with Iran.
He then added that he tries to attend different exhibitions in Iran to get acquainted with the existing capacities of Iran and restoring ties between Iranian and Czech companies. He expressed his satisfaction over the providing condition for holding the joint economic commission of Iran and Czech Republic in the near futures, adding that the number of Czech companies interested in cooperating with Iranians is considerable. He admitted that the problem in transfer of money is the main hurdle for trade between the two states and Czech embassy in Tehran is trying to find ways for revival of the ties between the two countries.
Rychter then pointed to his country’s experience in privatization and announced readiness for sharing its experience and announced readiness for boosting Iran’s pistachio market in the world through standard packing.