News ID: 100232
Publish Date : 20 February 2022 - 21:54

President: Serbia Eyes Strategic Ties With Iran

TEHRAN -- Serbia’s President Aleksandar Vucic says his country seeks to further boost trade and commercial cooperation with Iran, promoting it to the level of strategic ties.
Vucic made the remarks in a late Saturday phone call with Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi, during which the two sides discussed bilateral relations as well as major international developments.
“Belgrade is after enhancing the level of commercial and business ties and establishing strong political and strategic relations” with Tehran, the Serbian president said.
He hailed the Islamic Republic for the “invariably independent positions” that it has adopted over time, saying this could serve as a basis for close bilateral cooperation between the two sides concerning international issues.
Vucic named agriculture, food industry, manufacturing, building, mining, energy, information technology, education, culture, and sports as major areas that yield “great opportunity” for bilateral cooperation.
Raisi, for his part, said the Islamic Republic was determined to expand and strengthen its political, commercial, and economic relations with Serbia in line with the two nations’ interests.
The Iranian president further stressed that there existed manifold and expansive opportunities and capacities for the expansion of cooperation between the two countries.
“Expansion of joint cooperation, especially in the economic and commercial areas, bears mutual interests for the two sides that should be identified and activated,” he said.