TEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - The delegation led by Chairman of Iran Chamber of Commerce Gholam-Hossein Shafei has already traveled to Belgium ahead of visiting Luxemburg.
Expanding the level of economic relations with Europe has been one of the key plans of Iran’s economic activists in the post-JCPOA era.
Earlier in February, Iranian Economy Minister Ali Tayyebnia and Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn in a meeting in Tehran signed a memorandum of understanding to boost trade relations, encourage and support investment to guarantee capitals of economic activists of the two countries working in Iran and Luxembourg.
"Iran’s general policy is to improve ties with European countries, Luxembourg in particular, and signing the MoU is an indication of the two countries’ good intention and interest to promote economic relations," Tayyebnia said during the meeting in the Iranian capital.
He noted that a recent visit by Governor of the Central Bank of Iran Valiollah Seif to Luxembourg could help boost the two countries' banking relations.
In relevant remarks in late October, Governor of the Central Bank of Iran Valiollah Seif called for the broadening of economic and banking cooperation with Luxembourg.
"The economies of Iran and Luxembourg complement each other," Seif said in a meeting with Luxembourg's Deputy Prime Minister Etienne Schneider in Luxembourg.
Seif underlined that deepening of banking cooperation between Iran and Luxembourg is necessary for the two countries to strengthen their economic relations.
In relevant remarks in January, Luxembourg Parliament Speaker Mars Di Bartolomeo called for the expansion of mutual cooperation with Iran, specially in the economic fields.
"Luxembourg deems enhancement of bilateral ties with Tehran as very important," Bartolomeo said in a meeting with Iran's Fars Governor General Seyed Mohammad Ali Afshani in the city of Shiraz.
He pointed to the nuclear agreement reached between Tehran and the six world powers (the US, Russia, China, France and Britain plus Germany) in Vienna on July 14, and said, "We are more hopeful be able to increase our cooperation with Iran after the deal and we will try to accelerate the process."
He reiterated the world today is in fact a global village and all countries need to establish relations with each other.