Jan 8, 2014, 1:18 PM
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Iran minister stresses economic ties with UK

Tehran, Jan 8, IRNA – Minister of industry, mine and trade here on Wednesday morning underlined the importance of expansion of industrial and economic cooperation with Britain.

In his meeting with visiting British parliamentary delegation, Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh said the two should become familiar with great industrial, mineral and trade potentials existing in both states.



Iran is ready to foster cooperation with European countries, the Iranian minister noted.



The British delegation led by Jack Straw, a member of Labor Party for Blackburn and former foreign secretary, arrived in Tehran on Tuesday.



Straw, too, expressed hope that the talks would lead to expansion of ties between Iran and the European states including the UK.



Some two years ago, members of Majlis approved a bill with 162 votes in favor of downgrading ties with London.



Recently, the two countries’ foreign ministers have made efforts to upgrade bilateral ties to the level of non-resident charge d’affaires.



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