Iran and Lithuania sign new economic cooperation agreement

Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius (right) and Iran's Deputy Minister for Finance Mohammad Khazaei signed an intergovernmental agreement on economic cooperation
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Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius and Iran‘s Deputy Minister for Finance Mohammad Khazaei signed an intergovernmental agreement on economic cooperation yesterday.

The two countries will seek to create a favourable investment climate for investors and to enable companies from the two countries to establish contacts and cooperate directly, including small and medium-sized enterprises.

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The Linkevičius delegation also met with the Iranian Minister for Science, Research and Technology, and they discussed the potential for cooperation with Lithuanian universities and opportunities for joint research activities. The Iranian minister said the country was interested in closer ties with Lithuanian universities.

Lithuania’s foreign minister also met with Iranian Ministry of Agriculture officials and discussed the possibility of securing import certificates for Lithuanian meat products to Iran.

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Linkevičius said the signing of the intergovernmental economic cooperation agreement will soon lead to further interagency agreements.

Lithuania is hoping to secure new agreements with Iran on agriculture and food technology.

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During the visit, the Iranian Chamber of Commerce will meet with Lithuanian business leaders.

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