A high-ranking delegation from HQC company representing the Chinese government visited Chabahar in southern Iran to assess its potentials for the construction of a petrochemical park. The visit took place within the framework of and MoU signed between the Iranian and Chinese presidents and the drafting of a document promoting mutual cooperation between the two countries.
Following the extension of a credit line to Iran by Austria, the two countries conducted talks on mountain tourism in Iran. Deputy Director of Investment and Planning of the Iranian Heritage Organization, Saeid Ohadi, said at the meeting: “The visit of the Austrian delegation to Iran can begin a new chapter in investment and joint projects between the two countries.”
Iran’s Deputy Minister of Economy has announced Iran is ready to put million dollar projects to tender for foreign investment. As reported by Mehr News Agency from a meeting at the Paris conference, Mohammad Khazaei held talks with the Head of the “Mouvement des entreprises de France (MEDEF)”, or the "Movement of the Enterprises of France", Yves-Thibault de Silguy, and over thirty representatives from leading French companies.
Seyed Abbas Araghchi, political deputy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran, is leaving for Paris today with a high level delegation of economic and banking officials to take part in the 2nd Euromoney Conference and conduct political and economic talks with French officials.
At a meeting with the Head of Tehran’s Chamber of Commerce, the Bulgarian Ambassador proposed a credit line for Iranian agricultural products between this country and Europe and asked for the support of the private sector in this area.
The best-known handicraft of Iran in the world is its handwoven carpet. Sadly, its exports have declined sharply in recent years. The Head of the Exports Commission of Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Seyed Raz Haji-Aghamiri told ILNA News Agency: “Highest exports figures for handwoven carpets have reached USD 1BN and 700MM previously; but, they barely reach USD 200MM today.”
Iran's economy ranked 156th freest among 180 countries in the Heritage Foundation Index of Economic Freedom, and ranked “mostly unfree”. The Heritage Foundation ranked the economy of 180 countries based on their degree of freedom, according to which six countries including Hong Kong with a score of 90.2, Singapore with a score of 88.2, New Zealand with a score of 84.2, Switzerland with a score of 81.7, Australia with a score of 80.9 and Ireland with a score of 80.4, are the world's freest economies.
Iran’s Minister of Petroleum has stated that the expansion of gas fields is continuing in cooperation with domestic and foreign companies, and added: “We are unable to speak about the agreements which will be concluded soon, because we are worried about obstructions.”
The Director for the Office of International Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran Railways has announced trilateral negotiations between Iran, Azerbaijan, and Russia to launch the Astara-Moscow cargo train.
Iran’s Ministry of Agriculture advisor announced that the ban on exports of Iranian farmed caviar to the US has been lifted after 25 years, and said: “Last year, 10kgs of farmed caviar worth 60 million tomans was exported to the US.”
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.
Professor of arts and media studies at Université Paris III, Fahimeh Najmi, has released her book entitled “Le Théâtre, L'Iran et L'Occident” [The Theater, Iran, and the Occident] in Paris on 11 April 2018.
Seventy-eight years ago, on 24 April, the first radio transmitter in Iran began broadcasting from the old Shemiran road studios in Tehran. Exactly on 24 April, 1940, a radio service started which presented programs such as news, Iranian music, cultural and artistic subjects, history and geography for eight hours a day. The service was only for Tehran, and for this reason became known as “Radio Tehran”.
With tensions between regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia at the brink, a rare dialogue recently took place between two former senior Saudi and Iranian officials. Hosted by the Center for Strategic Studies at the Joint Special Operations University in Tampa, Florida, former Saudi Ambassador to the United States and Director General of Saudi Arabia’s intelligence agency Prince Turki al Faisal debated Hossein Mousavian, a former spokesman for Iran’s nuclear negotiators and chairman of the foreign policy committee of Iran’s National Security Council. The lively discussion touched on each country’s view of its security environment and the broader issues affecting the Iran-Saudi relationship. LobeLog has obtained the full transcript of the conversation, and the following is an abbreviated excerpt covering the key points.
Iran's foreign minister said Monday that neither Iran nor Saudi Arabia can be the dominant power in the Middle East and what's needed most is for countries in the Persian Gulf region to talk to each other — not about each other.