Publicat pe 03/12/2018

Bucharest, December 3rd, 2018: The President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Romania (CCIR), Mr. Mihai Daraban, received on December 3rd, the visit of H.E. Mr. Morteza Aboutalebi on the occasion of taking office as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Romania.

During the meeting, issues up today were discussed regarding the strengthening of the bilateral economic relations between the two states. Iran has significant hydrocarbon reserves, being the world’s second-largest natural gas reserve and forth on oil reserves.

“The bilateral exchanges between Romania and Iran have a tradition, with the total volume of trade transactions increasing from year to year. Clearly, we want this to continue in the future and take this opportunity to invite Iranian companies to participate as much as possible at the trade fairs organized at Romexpo. At the same time, I express my hope that the Romanian business environment, in its attempt to penetrate non-EU markets, will pay special attention to Iran, a state with a very important economic potential”, said Mr. Mihai Daraban.

H.E. Mr. Morteza Aboutalebi, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Romania, expressed his support for the economic cooperation between the two states as well as facilitating the access of the Iranian and Romanian entrepreneurs to the two markets.

Background

According to ONRC data, the total value of trade between Romania and Iran amounted to more than 266 million Euros, in September 2018. At present time, there are 672 companies with Iranian capital, working in Romania. The total amount of Iranian subscribed capital, calculated for December 2018, is EUR 17.03 million.