Envoy Sees Iran as Brazil’s Key Trade Partner

TEHRAN (FNA)- Brazilian Ambassador to Tehran Rodrigo de Azeredo Santos underlined that Iran is a strategic ally of Brazil in trade and economic fields.

“The commercial and trade relations between Iran and Brazil have never been downgraded,” the Brazilian ambassador said in a meeting with Head of Iran-Brazil Parliamentary Friendship Group Abdelreza Azizi in Tehran on Monday.

The Brazilian envoy described Iran as an influential country in the region, and expressed his pleasure over rise in the volume of economic and trade exchanges between the two countries.

“Economic cooperation and joint investment, specially in Iran’s agriculture and trade sectors are important to us and we are keen to broaden cooperation in the economic and agricultural fields,” Azeredo Santos added.

Azizi, for his part, assessed Iran-Brazil economic and commercial interactions as positive, and said, “The two countries have suitable capacities in the fields of economy and trade, which should be used in line with enhancing cooperation and the two nations’ interests.”

The Iranian lawmaker reiterated that Brazil is among the countries which did not abandon its trade and commercial exchanges with Iran even in the era of sanctions and it will keep up commercial interaction with Iran based on its internal policies.

In relevant remarks in February, Iran‘s Ambassador to Brasilia Ali Saqqayian announced his country’s willingness to further expand economic and scientific ties and cooperation with Brazil.

Saqqaiyan made the remarks in a meeting with Secretary-General of the Ministry of External Relations of Brazil Marcos Galvao during which he submitted his credentials too.

Referring to the history of friendly relations between Iran and Brazil, he underlined the necessity for using appropriate international atmosphere created after implementation of the landmark nuclear agreement between Iran and the world six major powers.

Saqqayian underscored that promotion of Iran-Brazil economic ties is one of the priorities of his mission.

He expressed hope that considering capacities and capabilities of the two countries in different fields, including science and advanced technologies, nano-technology and bio-technology, the two capitals would be able to develop and promote their economic, trade and industrial relations.





Source: fars