Portuguese companies eager to resume ties with Iran: Ambassador

Portuguese companies are waiting for the removal of sanctions on Tehran to return to the Iranian market, according to Portuguese Ambassador to Iran Carlos Costa Neves.

17 November 2021
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Portuguese companies are waiting for the removal of sanctions on Tehran to return to the Iranian market, according to Portuguese Ambassador to Iran Carlos Costa Neves.

Portuguese Ambassador to Iran Carlos Costa Neves meets with President of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines, and Agriculture (ICCIMA) Gholam Hossein Shafei in Tehran, Iran November 16, 2021.

Portuguese companies are waiting for the removal of sanctions on Tehran to return to the Iranian market, according to Portuguese Ambassador to Iran Carlos Costa Neves.

He made the remarks during a meeting in Tehran with President of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines, and Agriculture (ICCIMA) Gholam Hossein Shafei. 

Referring to five centuries of relations between the two counties, the ambassador said that Iran and Portugal have very good relations in all political, economic, cultural, and sports areas.

He noted that a number of talented Iranian football players are present in Portugal Premier League.  

“We are waiting for positive developments from Vienna talks which are due to be held shortly,” the ambassador said.  

He noted that the Portuguese embassy in Tehran is constantly monitoring the news of Iran nuclear talks with the world powers.

Noting that many companies lost part of their market after the global outbreak of the coronavirus disease, he said that Iran can be a special economic chance for Portugal after the removal of sanctions.  

The ambassador said that his country provides the highest quality of industrial equipment with the least price, adding that the two countries can also cooperate on water management, renewable energies, and medical equipment.

The president of Iran Chamber of Commerce, for his part, said that although the pressure of sanctions has affected the trade levels between Iran and Portugal, the two countries can devise mechanisms in the future to make up for the losses.

Referring to the significance of trade relations with Portugal, Shafei said that Iran formed a joint commercial council with the country in the past few years which has to become more active in the current situation.  

He also noted that with the gradual easing of the coronavirus disease, Iran is ready to dispatch economic delegations to Portugal and receive delegations from the country as well.  

Shafei assured the Portuguese ambassador that “our trade items are as good as our football players.”

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