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Today: Thursday, February 22, 2018 |
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has held talks with his Dutch counterpart Sigrid Kaag in Tehran.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Spanish counterpart Alfonso Dastis have sat for talks in Tehran on ways to expand bilateral ties.
President of the Islamic Republic of Iran expressed satisfaction over the amicable ties and cooperation with the Netherlands and stated: "Tehran welcomes further deepening of ties with the European Union member states, including the Netherlands and seeks to promote these relations to serve the interests of both nations".
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has dismissed as an amateurish scenario the claims made about Iran’s supply of missiles to Yemen.
Irans foreign ministry spokesman has announced the foreign ministers of Spain and the Netherlands will arrive in the Iranian capital on Tuesday night.
The Swedish ambassador to Tehran has been summoned to the Iranian Foreign Ministry over the Swedish government’s questionable decision to grant citizenship to a Mossad spy jailed in Iran.
Iranian and Russian foreign ministers have held talks in the Russian capital, Moscow, on the sidelines of the Valdai Club Conference.
President Rouhani described tripartite cooperation and negotiations of Iran, Turkey and Russia in regional issues, especially in fighting terrorism and resolving the Syrian crisis positive and effective and underscored further work and more Tehran-Ankara-Moscow cooperation until a desired goal is reached.
Statement by Dr.Zarif in the Valdai Club’s Middle East Conference‎
Tehran is going to be hosting the 10th International Exhibition of Renewable Energy and Energy Saving on February 21-24, ISNA reported. As the country’s most important event in this area, the exhibition is going to host numerous exhibitors both domestic and from foreign countries at the Tehran Permanent International Fairgrounds. On January 30, Iranian deputy energy minister put the country’s current solar and wind farms capacity at 400 megawatts (MW) saying that the figure will increase to 1.4 gigawatts (GW) in the next Iranian calendar year (March 2018-March 2019).
Fishery exports from Iran rose 40 percent during the ten-month period ended on January 20, 2018, compared to the same period of time in the past year, according to a fishery official. Hassan Salehi, the head of Iran’s Fisheries Organization, also said that fishery imports have fallen 10 percent during the ten-month period, Mehr news agency reported. Iran plans to increase the value of its fishery exports up to $450-$500 million by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 20, 2018).
Iran’s 5th International Maritime Organizations Exhibition (Iran Sea Expo 2018) is due to be held on February 24-26 at the permanent exhibitions center of southern port city of Bandar Abbas. Aiming for the representation of Iran’s maritime and ports capabilities and achievements, the exhibition will be hosting 53 renowned domestic exhibitors along with foreign companies from four different countries, Tasnim news agency reported
Iran’s income from transit of goods increased 20 percent in the ten-month period ended on January 20, 2018, compared to the same period of time in the past year, according to an official at Trade Promotion Organization (TPO). Mohsen Rahimi, the head of transit desk of TPO, said transit via roads accounted for the highest share of the increase during the mentioned period, TPO Public Relations Department announced. The official also underlined the growth in transit of commodities via railway through offering some incentives.
Iran’s light crude oil price fell $3.18 in the week ended on February 9 to settle at $63.14 per barrel, Shana reported on Saturday. The country’s light oil price was reported $67.27 on average since the beginning of 2018 until February 9. Iran’s heavy crude oil also experienced a $3.3 fall in the said week to settle at $62.80 per barrel. The country has sold heavy crude at $65.33 on average since the beginning of 2018 until the mentioned date. During the said week, Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)’s basket price stood at $63.81 per barrel with $3.06 decrease compared to the preceding week
Iran’s production of sponge iron in the ten-month period ended on January 20 rose 14 percent compared to the same period of time in the past year, Industrial Development and Revolution Organization (IDRO) announced. The amount of sponge iron produced by ten Iranian producers stood at 15.84 million tons in the mentioned time span, IRIB news reported on Saturday.
Iran-European Union trade in 2017 increased by 53 percent in comparison with the year before, according to European Union’s statistics agency Eurostat. Eurostat announced that the value of trade between Iran and the European Union member states in 2017 stood at €21 billion, Tasnim news agency reported on Saturday. Europe’s imports from Iran stood at €10.2 billion in the said time, registering 85 percent increase in comparison with the preceding year when Europeans imported €5.5 billion of Iranian goods.
Bosnia and Herzegovinian Minister of Foreign Trade and Economic Relations Mirko Sarovic has expressed his country’s interest in expansion of economic ties with Iran, IRNA reported on Sunday. The official made the remarks in a meeting with Iranian ambassador to Sarajevo Mahmoud Heidari on Saturday
European Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maros Sefcovic said EU is ready to discuss Iran’s joining to the Southern Gas Corridor (SGC) with all partners of the project, IRNA reported on Thursday. Sefcovic made the remarks in a press conference at the 4th Ministerial Meeting of the Southern Gas Corridor Advisory Council in Baku. The official further noted that in order for Iranian gas to be delivered to Europe, necessary infrastructures should be provided in the country.
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