Iran, Romania discuss visa abolition, facilitation of banking coop.
TEHRAN, Nov. 12, 2017(MNA) – Special aide of Parliament Speaker Hossein Amir-Abdollahian urged in a meeting with the chairman of Iranian-Romanian Parliamentary Friendship Group, annulling visa and easing of banking cooperation between the two countries of Iran and Romania.
Abolition of visa and facilitation of banking cooperation between the two countries are of two factors affecting acceleration of level of economic and trade cooperation, he maintained.
Amir-Abdollahian pointed to the growing trend of parliamentary ties between Iran and Romania and said: “Iranian and Romanian parliaments have important and influential role in this regard and promotion of bilateral parliamentary ties can help facilitate and accelerate cooperation between public and private sectors.”
Islamic Consultative Assembly (Iranian Parliament also called Majlis) is ready to cooperate with Romanian Parliament in all areas, he highlighted.
Turning to the high capacities between Iran and Romania in economic and trade sectors, he said: “It is expected that abolition of visa and facilitation of banking cooperation between the two countries will be taken into consideration by senior officials of the two countries.”
Elsewhere in his remarks, Amir-Abdollahian pointed to the regional developments such as movement of terrorist groups such as ISIL and said: “Although terrorism has been weakened in the region, it has not been uprooted and it is the risk that threatens the regional countries and international community to a great extent.”
For his part, Daniel Popescu Chairman of Iranian and Romanian Parliamentary Friendship Group said: “Helping develop inter-parliamentary cooperation and economic sectors between the two countries of Iran and Romani is the main objective behind my trip to Iran.”
He termed development of economic cooperation between Iran and Romania as “important” and said: “We are well aware of Iran’s high potential and capacity in this regard. Therefore, we welcome constructive proposals discussed between Iranian and Romanian chambers of commerce and also private sectors of the duo countries.”
Turning to the issuance of visa between the two countries, he said: “Constructive talks were held in this regard to facilitate issuance of visa for Iranian traders, merchants and students and it is hoped that effective steps would be taken in relevant field.”
As an active EU member, Popescu said: “Romania welcomes peaceful solutions for solving crisis facing regional countries and is interested in spreading peace and stability in the region, for, regional stability will be influential for the whole world and Europe in particular.”
In the end, Daniel Popescu Chairman of Iranian and Romanian Parliamentary Friendship Group pointed to the crisis between North and South Korea and said: “I hope that crisis between the two countries will be settled through negotiation and unsparing cooperation of influential countries such as China and Iran.”