Bulgaria keen on closer ties with Iran

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Bulgarian Ambassador to Iran Haristo Polendakov said on Sunday that in post-JCPOA era, Bulgarian government is keen on closer politico-economic and culture relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran.

He made the remarks in a meeting with Governor General of Kohgiluyeh and Buyer Ahmad province Mussa Khademi.

The ambassador said that the Bulgarian political officials have underlined development of friendly ties with big and strategic country like Iran in the region of the Middle East.

Over the past two years, Bulgarian Prime Minister visited Iran two times and seven of cabinet ministers paid visit to Iran and a lot of Memorandum of Understandings have been signed between the two countries.

Polendakov said that at the 18th joint economic commission meeting, which took place in last March, ministers of Road and Urban Development of Iran and Bulgarian Minister of Transportation signed MoU on cooperation on industry, trade, transport, agriculture, energy, meteorology, tourism and culture.

According to the Trade Promotion Organization of Iran, trade between Iran and Bulgaria stood at around 150 million dollars and the two countries agreed to boost trade several times at the end of 18th joint commission.

Trade between Tehran and Sofia has been on a growing trend in the past several years and the two countries underlined creation of transport corridor between Iran, Bulgaria, Azerbaijan Republic, Armenia and Georgia.

The Bulgarian ambassador said that there are plenty of natural and economic capacities to carry out joint venture investments in this province.

Polendakov reminded that Bulgarian trade companies are ready to invest in different fields of petrochemical and oil related industries, tourism, industry and agriculture.

The Bulgarian delegation is to stay in Yasuj for two days and is to pay visit to the industrial, agricultural and tourism plans and hold meeting with the private sector activists.

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