News ID: 205848
Published: 0317 GMT December 09, 2017

Iran, Serbia agree to launch direct flight

Iran, Serbia agree to launch direct flight

Iran and Serbia agreed to launch direct flight along with signing an agreement on free trade and also increasing bilateral trade.

The agreements were signed in Belgrade by Deputy Minister of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications of Serbia Stevan Nikčević and Head of Trade Promotion Organization of Iran Mojtaba Khosrotaj, IRNA reported.

“Visa waiver for both countries’ nationals is a positive step in facilitating exchanges between Iranian and Serbian people and will increase tourism exchanges,” Khosrotaj said.

“Launching direct flight between two countries will boost commercial exchange,” he added and expressed Iran’s readiness for holding joint economic conference.

“It will be important for both countries to get acquainted with potentials and capacities,” he said.

Meanwhile, Nikčević expressed the hope for reinforcing cooperation in information technology and communication fields.

“Iran and Serbia have had cooperation in industrial and agriculture fields and they are supposed to cooperate in energy and mine,” he added.

In October, the head of Iran and Serbia’s parliamentary friendship group expressed dissatisfaction with the current level of trade volume between the two nations and pointed to their high capacity for economic and business cooperation.

Parvaneh Salahshouri made the remarks in a meeting with Serbia’s Foreign Minister Ivica Dačić.

Pointing to the growing trend of parliamentary cooperation she said parliaments are the facilitators of bilateral cooperation between two country’s government and private sectors.

The Iranian official stressed the need for removal of obstacles on banking transactions which is a positive step toward enhancing economic relations.

She also discussed bilateral cultural cooperation adding that the two countries have cultural similarities which means they can cooperate in several cultural areas including book exhibitions.

Salahshouri further voiced optimism that such trips could help boost cooperation in different fields.

Ivica Dačić for his part talked about the potentials for cooperation between the two countries.

The Serbian diplomat also expressed gratitude toward Iran’s stance on Serbia in the international community and stressed on the need for closer ties in the international community so that the two countries positions could better mach.

Referring to expansion of bilateral economic cooperation, Serbia’s foreign minister said “there is no obstacle in the way of cooperation with Iran which suggests the deep-rooted friendship between the two nations.”

Dačić voiced the readiness of his country for cooperation in culture, sports, aerial transportation and other mutually agreed areas.

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