Romania asks for broadening of ties with Iran in oil, gas industries

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Governor-General of Romania’s Prahova Province in a meeting with Iranian ambassador to Bucharest underlined the need for the expansion of bilateral ties between the two countries in different areas, specially in oil, gas and agro industries.

‘Prahova province is the biggest oil-rich province of Romania and the country’s oil university is located in this province,’ Prahova governor-general said.

He said that Romania has skilled experts in oil and gas industry and it has had good cooperation with Iranian companies, adding, ‘We are willing to broaden this cooperation.’

In a relevant development in early March, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Tehran and Bucharest were working on an economic roadmap aimed at boosting bilateral trade ties.

‘We agreed to hold the meeting of Iran-Romania Joint Economic Commission in Bucharest in the near future after a 12-year delay. We plan to formulate a roadmap for greater economic cooperation,’ Zarif said in a joint press conference with his Romanian counterpart Lazar Comanescu in Tehran.

Comanescu, for his part, referred to a meeting of some 100 Iranian and Romanian traders Tuesday morning, and said, ‘Good steps have been taken to move towards wider economic cooperation.’

‘We also agreed to expand cooperation between Iran and the Black Sea littoral states. Iranian firms can now cooperate with their European counterparts through this new corridor,’ he added.

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