After a 13-year hiatus, the 6th Iran-Qatar Joint Economic Commission will be meeting again on 13 and 14 May 2018 in Doha. A 70-strong delegation of Iranian businessmen and experts from the private and state sectors headed by the Deputy of the Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade for international affairs, Mohammd-Reza Fayaz, entered the Qatari capital on Sunday morning.
The Union of Iranian Intestine Exporters’ Chief has announced: “80-90 percent of our products are exported to Germany.” Jamshid Nafar added: “Around USD 80MM worth of cow, sheep, and goat intestines were exported last year. The figure for previous years stands at more or less the same. There is a capacity to increase this by 200-300 percent.”
“One of the goals that we will be pursuing on this trip will be separate meetings with the Denmark’s Minister of Labor and Employment, as well as the Minister of Social Affairs to have dialogue on employment and social affairs,” Ali Rabiei, Iran's Minister of Labor and Social Welfare, said about his travel goals to Denmark.
The Managing Director of Tehran oil refinery has announced the signature of an agreement with Japanese companies to improve the quality and quantity of petrol production and reduce the use of fuel oil. He stated: “Petrol production in the Tehran refinery will increase by 24 percent following the implementation of the first phase of the project.”
Deputy to Iran’s Petroleum Minister, Hamidreza Araghi’s announcement regarding the second phase of supplying gas to Iraq states: “Basra is ready to import gas from Iran. We will be able to proceed following payments.”
The Iranian Ambassador in Turkey has announced that the Iranian Middle East, Saman, and Sina banks will be opening branches in Germany to facilitate trade between Iran and its foreign partners, especially Europeans.
The Brazilian Ambassador to Tehran announced: “Brazil will invest euros 1.2BN to implement projects in Iran.” At a meeting with members of the Abadan Chamber of Commerce, Rodrigo de Azeredo Santos stated: “We need to establish further bilateral banking and currency ties to promote trade between our two countries.”
The young 10-year old Iranian boy, Hossein Atayi Sangrudi from Karaj has already 16 inventions in his portfolio. Six of these are in the process of being registered. His inventions include the VTOL three-modality drones, gunboats, office furniture, miniature sprayer, multipurpose control for smart TVs, and so on.
In an interview with Persia Digest, Adib-Moghaddam said: It is imperative that Iran gets even closer to the EU, not least to keep the communication with Washington going, and to minimize misperceptions.
The German Schiller Group Concert is taking place in Tehran for the first time.
Christopher von Deylen, will be traveling to Tehran with his Group for the first time in mid-December to stage a concert at the Hall of the Ministry of the Interior over two nights on 11-12 December, at 21h30.
Iranian Prime Minister, Javad Zarif, has posted a tweet addressed to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI): “There are at least 80 nuclear warheads stationed in the Middle East. None are in Iran; rather, they're at the fingertips of a warmonger who howls incessantly about fabricated Iranian “ambitions”. Time for an overdue debate on the real threat to the region & beyond.”
In a telephone conversation with the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on Monday, President Hassan Rouhani expressed hope that Tehran and Doha can make the best of the many capacities they have to promote trade between the two countries.
Some time ago, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu sent a video message about the water crisis in Iran, saying: “Israel has the knowledge to stop an environmental crisis in Iran and I want to share this with the people of Iran.” He pointed to the launch of a website and a telegram channel in Persian to fight the water crisis in Iran, and stated: “Israel is with the Iranian people and I want to save the lives of many of them.”
Bloomberg reports that Iran says Venezuela and Iraq will join it in blocking a proposal to increase oil production that’s backed by Saudi Arabia and Russia when OPEC and its allies meet in Vienna this week.