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MAE: Romanian-Iranian Joint Economic Committee in the first half of 2017


Foreign Affairs Minister Teodor Melescanu on Thursday mentioned the convention in the first half of 2017 of the Romanian-Iranian Joint Economic Committee, upon welcoming the ambassador of Iran, Hamid Moayyer. 

The Foreign Ministry (MAE) informs in a press release that the two officials had an exchange of opinions on the outlook of the Romanian-Iranian bilateral relationship and analysed short-term objectives on their joint agenda related to political, diplomatic as well as sectorial cooperation. 

As regards the Romanian-Iranian Joint Economic Committee, Melescanu expressed the Romanian side's interest in boosting economic ties and amplifying trade volumes. Likewise, he emphasised the bilateral cooperation's importance in transportation and energy, included under international energy projects. 

The officials also analysed cooperation within international bodies, with head of the Romanian diplomacy mentioning Romania's candidacy for a nonpermanent seat on the UN Security Council. 

A swap of opinions also took place on the current regional and international affairs, alongside the conflict in Syria and the prospects for the Middle East peace process, with Melescanu expressing Romania's determination to join, as a European Union's member state, the efforts of normalisation of the Middle East situation, says the release.