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  • 30 May 2016

    Political consultations and bilateral economic relations were top of the agenda during Sunday’s meeting between the Polish and Iranian top diplomats in Warsaw.

    The ministers emphasized the need to create favourable conditions for trade between Poland and Iran. “We remember about the solid foundation of Polish-Iranian relations, going back 500 years. Iran was and continues to be an important economic and political partner of Poland. Given the experience of Polish companies’ cooperating with Iran in different periods in the past, it is the economy that we view as especially promising for developing bilateral cooperation,” said Minister Witold Waszczykowski. The Iranian foreign minister emphasized that “Poland and Iran have great opportunities to work together in many business sectors”. “My accompanying delegation includes representatives of the private and banking sectors; they hope to establish cooperation with their Polish partners,” added Minister Zarif.

     

     

     

     

    Meeting at the MFA headquarters, the ministers signed a memorandum of understanding between the Polish and Iranian foreign ministries on holding regular high-level political consultations. “The agreement we’ve signed gives us hope that our nations will tap into their positive experience from the past to develop cooperation in the future,” said Minister Zarif. Witold Waszczykowski and Mohammad Javad Zarif also discussed international security issues, and regional developments, including the Syrian conflict.

     

    Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has come to Poland at the invitation of Minister Witold Waszczykowski. He is the first Iranian foreign minister to do so in twelve years. It is also one of his first visits to an EU member state after the international economic and financial sanctions which had been imposed on Iran in the aftermath of its nuclear programme were lifted last January. In Poland, Minister Zarif will meet with Prime Minister Beata Szydło and Deputy Prime Minister Piotr Gliński. Comprising many business leaders, the Iranian delegation will also attend a Polish-Iranian Economic Forum, co-hosted by the Polish Chamber of Commerce and the Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture.

     

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