Tuesday, 29 November 2016 21:32

1st NZ economic delegation to visit Iran next week

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TEHRAN, Nov. 29 (MNA) – Iran's Ambassador to New Zealand Jalalelddin Namini Mianeji on Tuesday announced that the two countries enjoy growing economic and political relations.

He said New Zealand’s Trade Minister Todd McClay, heading a private sector economic delegation, will travel to Europe and Iran over the next week to take part in a number of trade-related events.

His team will hold talks and meetings with Iranian officials on examining ways to develop and deepen bilateral economic relations in post-JCPOA era.

"This is the first high-ranking economic delegation of New Zealand that enters Iran during post-sanctions era," Namini underlined.

Iran's ambassador to New Zealand stressed that the two countries had good cooperation in industrial and technology fields in the past, including the renewable energy.

He also pointed to the visit of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif to the country earlier this year, saying Iran presented a $1 billion prospect for New Zealand.