Foreign Policy
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:38
Tehran, Brasilia Eager to Expand Bilateral Ties
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian envoy to Brasilia Hossein Gharibi conferred with Brazilian Parliament Speaker Rodrigo Maya on broadening of bilateral relations, and underscored the need for further parliamentary cooperation to make amends for economic losses resulting from the coronavirus outbreak.

Gharibi called for bolstering mutual cooperation between the two countries in all economic and trade fields, and stressed the role of the two parliaments in overcoming economic woes imposed by COVID-19 epidemic.

Highlighting the historical friendly relations between Iran and Brazil, he called for boosting these relations.

Rodrigo Maya, for his part, referred to promotion of commercial relations between Brasilia and Tehran, and emphasized on bilateral parliamentary diplomacy as a key to bolster these ties.

In a similar development last week, Hossein Gharibi and Governor of the State of Paraná Ratinho Júnior discussed the ways of improving bilateral ties in the fields of agriculture, petrochemicals and technology.

Gharibi voiced Iran’s readiness to expand economic relations with the South American country, and emphasized the need for using and exchanging of all potentials to compensate for the losses caused by the COVID-19 epidemic.

Ratinho Junior, for his part, said that job-creation is on top the agenda to compensate for the losses caused by coronavirus outbreak, and noted that cooperation with Iran could help alleviate sufferings in this respect.

The members of Iran-Brazil Parliamentary Friendship had also attended the meeting.

In relevant remarks in early June, Hossein Gharibi and Brazilian Minister of Agriculture Tereza Cristina conferred on ways to develop agricultural cooperation.

Gharibi stressed the status of trading agricultural products in mutual relations and underlined Iran's inclination to set the ground for long-term economic relations through a comprehensive framework and sustainable and balanced cooperation.

Tereza Cristina, for her part, described Iran and Brazil as two friends with a deeply rooted cooperation.

She also expressed hope to take a trip to Tehran in the post-coronavirus era.

 

 

 

 

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