EghtesadOnline: Slovakia's Finance Minister hailed prosperous economic and banking ties with Iran after JCPOA.
"Peter Kazimir", Slovakia's Finance Minister, in an interview with ILNA's economic correspondent, poinitng to the two side's relations, said that after JCPOA and the return of Iran to international stage, Slovakia has opened a new chapter in its relations with this country.
"We have cloosly followed nuclear negotiations and as soon as the JCPOA has been signed off, we expressed our interest in initiating trade relations with Iran. In this respect, the first political and trade delegation traveled to the country in the last year", he added.
He called Iran one of Slovakia's major partners in the Middle East and stressed on the interest of his nation in having relations with Iranians.
"There are a lot of people in Slovakia who are interested in learning Persian and Iran is one of the most beloved nations among East European countries" the top finance official emphasized.
Stressing Energy section as the main focus of Iran's economy, Slovakian top government official noted that there are a lot of opportunities in the industry and trade field attributed the opening of these prospects to the nuclear deal and the recommencement of international ties.
"It's not exaggerating to say that JCPOA was one of the most significant events that happened to Iran in the last half a century" he underlined.
Calling finance clarity in verities of areas as necessities of other countries investment in Iran, he emphasized that in this regard Iran's joining international finance contracts are significant. Kazimir recalled his late visit to Iran in which representatives of Slovakian private and state banks accompanied the delegation and told that these officials are looking for ways to boost banking ties.
"If Iran's government policy trends continue this way, we hope that in the next year, investment increases 60 percent and the rate of trades hit 500 million Euros" he emphasized.