TEHRAN (Iran News) – French Ambassador to Tehran says EU’s interest for broadening trade with Iran is based on the mutual interests and currently the trade between the EU and Iran has increased considerably.
Speaking in the opening of a trade diplomacy training course in Tehran which was held in collaboration between Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization (TPO), the International Trade Centre and the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Thiebaud said currently the trade between Iran and the EU has reached a considerable amount, adding that EU accounted for 20% of Iran’s imports and the trade volume between the two sides soared to 5b euros. He went on to say that if other non-EU European countries are added to this list, the trade between Iran and Europe will hit 6.5b euros.
The French diplomat reiterated that EU is the biggest player in the field of assisting the trade with other countries and regulating trade relations with other countries and it is committed to appropriate economic relations with Iran and it has earmarked 8m euros to this project.
He expressed hope over the trend of Vienna talks for revival of the JCPOA and said that EU has been active in the talks and expressed hope that the trade between Iran and EU would increase with removal of sanctions.
The opening ceremony of the course was attended by senior officials including French Ambassador Thiebaud, Senior Advisor to Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Jalaledin Alavi Sabzevari, and TPO’s Deputy Head for Export Markets Development Ahmad-Reza Alaei Tabatabaei.