EghtesadOnline: Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Thursday that the large economic entourage accompanying him demonstrate the will of both the public and private sectors in Iran to develop ties with Slovakia.
According to IRNA, he made the remarks during a meeting with his Slovakian counterpart Miroslav Lajcak in the Slovakian capital.
Lajcak also said that bilateral relations between Iran and Slovakia have been good from the very beginning.
Since my visit to Iran in 2015 every thing tends to be promising and improving, he said.
He added that we intend to enhance our embassy operations in Iran, especially the mission's economic operations, and said that there are plenty of opportunities for economic cooperation between the two nations.
It is necessary for the joint economic commission to be established as soon as possible, the Slovakian foreign minister said.
Promoting investments and banking cooperation are among other fields for bilateral cooperation between Tehran and Bratislava, Lajcak said.
The top diplomats are expected to discuss issues like the implementation of the nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), international and regional developments, especially the issue of Syria and Yemen at the first round of negotiations.
The second round of talks between the two foreign ministers will be held after inauguration ceremony for the joint economic meeting.
Zarif has already met with Slovakian President Andrej Kiska earlier in the day.