Iran, Ireland to expand economic ties

Young journalists club

News ID: 5182
Publish Date: 15:31 - 28 September 2014
Tehran, YJC. An Irish MP held a meeting with an Iranian delegation today in Dublin to discuss enhancement of relations.

An Iranian delegation headed by Chairman of Iran-Ireland Parliamentary Friendship Group Javad Heravi held a meeting On Saturday with the Chairman of the Oireachtas (Irish National Parliament) Foreign Affairs and Trade Committee Pat Breen in Dublin, Mehr News Agency reported on Saturday.

During this meeting, Heravi stressed the importance of expanding parliamentary relations and said, "Iran and Irish parliaments can play a pivotal role in developing political, economic and cultural relations between the two countries.”

Heravi pointed to the Middle East developments and said, "cooperation among all regional countries can put an end to terrorism and drug trafficking.”

"Ireland as a neutral and peace-loving country can assume a prominent role in international issues,” he asserted.

Chairman of the Irish Foreign Affairs and Trade Committee, Pat Breen also stressed Iran’s leading role in the region and said, "Iran is a culturally-rich country with a several thousand years of civilization and peace-loving people. It can contribute greatly to the stability and peace in the region.”

Breen deemed the economic and industrial development of Ireland as an opportunity to expand bilateral trade cooperation between the two countries.

"There are good conditions for investment in the fields of information technology, medicine and agriculture in both countries, and we must utilize them to develop economic relations between Iran and Ireland,” stated the Irish MP.

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