Iran says it is ready to improve its trade relations with Finland, launch direct flights – Political news
Hossein Amirabdollahian met with his Finnish counterpart Pekka Haavisto in connection with the 76th session of the UN General Assembly in New York on Tuesday.
The foreign ministers discussed issues of mutual interest to Iran and Finland, as well as recent developments in Afghanistan and the wider region.
Amirabdollahian expressed the Iranian regime’s willingness to continue its relations with Finland more diligently, and said that holding a Iran-Finland political committee could give a boost to bilateral relations.
Amirabdollahian stated that Iran is ready to expand its economic, commercial, industrial and agricultural relations with Finland and to establish direct flights between Tehran and Helsinki, the Foreign Ministry’s website reports.
He also stressed the need to support the activities of the Iranian and Finnish private sectors.
Haavisto, for his part, looked at relations with Iran, including political, economic and environmental relations.
He said that Helsinki is ready to expand its relations and sees the establishment of the Iran-Finland Chamber of Commerce as a step forward in strengthening economic relations.
Haavisto also said his country is ready to provide all necessary assistance to revive Iran’s nuclear deal.
The Finnish Foreign Minister referred to the history of the regional negotiations held within the framework of the Helsinki Process and invited the Iranian Foreign Minister to participate in the next meeting.