Brus­sels Wel­comes Tehran Plan on In­vest­ment

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TEHRAN (MNA) – Ma­jlis Ali Lar­i­jani said his Bel­gian coun­ter­part has voiced keen in­ter­est in de­vel­op­ing eco­nomic ties with Iran re­gard­less of U.S. anti-Iran poli­cies.

Lar­i­jani made the remarks in a joint press con­fer­ence with Bel­gian Cham­ber chair­man Siegfried Bracke on Satur­day in Tehran, adding “our talks fo­cused on six strate­gic points which have been en­vis­aged in Iran’s Sixth De­vel­op­ment Plan, lay­ing the ground­work for ab­sorb­ing for­eign in­vest­ment. I am glad that our Bel­gian part­ners have wel­comed the plan.”

Lar­i­jani also main­tained that the two sides have also con­ferred on co­op­er­a­tion for set­tling re­gional crises, adding “the is­sue of ter­ror­ism is a com­mon con­cern for both Iran and Bel­gium, and in­ter­na­tional co­op­er­a­tion is re­quired to com­bat and elim­i­nate this scourge.”

Ac­cord­ing to the Ira­nian se­nior of­fi­cial, the two sides also dis­cussed the griev­ous sit­u­a­tion of Ro­hingya Mus­lims in Myan­mar as well as the hu­man­i­tar­ian cri­sis in Ye­men.

Wel­com­ing more talks be­tween the two coun­tries’ par­lia­ments on le­gal is­sues, Lar­i­jani voiced hope that the visit of his Bel­gian coun­ter­part would yield pos­i­tive re­sults in de­vel­op­ing par­lia­men­tary and eco­nomic ties, as well as co­op­er­a­tion for restor­ing peace to the re­gion.

Bel­gian Cham­ber chair­man, for his part, ex­pressed his coun­try’s in­ter­est in ex­pand­ing bi­lat­eral re­la­tions with Iran aimed at eco­nomic growth, adding “Euro­pean coun­tries do not ap­prove of ev­ery US pol­icy, and we as­sure you that we will con­tinue our ef­forts for ex­pand­ing eco­nomic ties with Iran.”

Siegfried Bracke fur­ther at­tached great im­por­tance to the open­ing of the EU of­fice in Tehran, say­ing “we have reached some good agree­ments on re­mov­ing ob­sta­cles to bank­ing trans­ac­tions be­tween the two coun­tries.”

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