TEHRAN (defapress) – Senior ministerial officials from Iran and the Netherlands signed a joint plan of action on the expansion of bilateral economic ties in the coming year.
News ID: 67215
Publish Date: 02December 2017 - 11:44
In a meeting in The Hague on Friday, Iran’s Deputy Economy
Minister Mohammad Khazaee and his Dutch counterpart signed the plan of action
for 2018, which entails cooperation in eleven main fields within the framework
of an economic roadmap the two countries have already reached.
According to the document, the Iranian and Dutch companies
would enhance cooperation in areas relating to the energy industry, water
management, agriculture, shipping industry, commercial and banking ties,
technology and innovation, airport development and some other fields.
Tehran and Amsterdam have ramped up efforts to broaden trade
ties after coming into forces of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action
(JCPOA), a nuclear agreement between Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the
US, Britain, France and Germany), in January 2016.
Iran’s economic officials complain about the persistence of
obstacles to banking interaction with the other countries, saying the JCPOA was
supposed to fully facilitate the country’s international trade.
Many European banks and companies still refrain from working
with Iran for fear of facing US penalties.