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Iran calls for expansion of trade cooperation with Czech

Tehran, Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture called on Sunday for close cooperation between Small and Mediumsized Enterprises (SMEs) in Iran and Czech to help facilitate bilateral trade exchanges between the two countries.

Chairman of Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (TCCIMA) Masoud Khansari said his chamber has proposed a list of SMEs to the Czech officials.

He made the remarks in a meeting in Tehran on Sunday with new Iranian Ambassador to the Czech Republic Akbar Aminian.

He said Tehran's chamber is seeking cooperation with Czech SMEs to explore avenues on how to further increase volume of trade exchange that stood at dlrs. 89m in 2018.

Khansari also called for improvement of trade cooperation either between Iran and Czech Republic or through a third country to help remove the existing financial obstacles that were created following US withdrawal from Iran's nuclear deal and the reimposition of the full panoply of sanctions against Iran last year.

He underlined that money transfer problems between Iran and the European countries have left vital impact on their bilateral trade cooperation which started in 2016 mainly after clinching the nuclear deal by the United Nations Security Council leading to removal of sanctions.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA

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