Prime Minister Zoran Zaev held on Wednesday a meeting with the Sofia-based Ambassador of Iran to North Macedonia, Seyed Mohammad Javad Rasouli.
The Ambassador praised the PM’s policies of determination and friendship, stressing that Teheran sees him as a politician who has the best interest of his people and country at heart.
Moreover, the government said in a press release, he expressed at the meeting Iran’s interest in promoting bilateral economic cooperation.
Rasouli, the press release read, said that during his two-year term as Iran’s Ambassador to Bulgaria, bilateral cooperation doubled in size, adding that Iranian businesses are also interested in investing in North Macedonia.
“We’re focused on establishing international relations within NATO and EU, but also promoting economic prospects and build global friendships. North Macedonia has proven to be a peace-loving, multiethnic country, a symbol of friendship, an example for stability, and we’re convinced that these policies will contribute to strong economic development. In that regard, we’re interested in enhancing economic cooperation with Iran,” PM Zaev noted.
Interlocutors recognized at the meeting opportunities for cooperation in agriculture and culture, as well as in industry and construction, considering the fact that Iran is one of the top producers of fuel and gas, in addition to the country’s considerable amount of gold and silver mines.
They agreed to assist businesses in both countries establish and promote cooperation, the press release read.