Iran’s newly-appointed Ambassador in Brazi has reiterated Tehran’s firm determination to expand economic ties with Brazil, IRNA state news agency reported following ambassador Hassan Gharibi on Saturday submitted a copy of his credentials to the Brazilian Deputy Foreign Minister Otávio Brandelli.
Brazilian Deputy Foreign Minister met with the newly-appointed Iranian envoy on Friday. The two officials agreed that the historical relations between their nations should be strengthened further. As ambassador Hassan Gharibi reiterated, Iran was the first one that established its embassy in the new capital of Brazil in 1960.
According to the Iranian diplomat, there are many areas for further development and expansion of bilateral relations between the two countries, which require close cooperation.
“The crisis of the coronavirus has shown that there are always widespread problems in the world that require countries to work together to contain them,” Gharibi added.
Hossein Gharibi, the new Iranian ambassador to Brazil, emphasized Tehran’s determination to develop the economic and cultural ties with Brazil. In fact, Tehran always saw Brazil is the most important partner for Iran in Latin America.
Brazil was Iran’s 17th biggest trading partner during that month
Referring to the principle and common positions of the two countries on many international issues, ambassador Gharibi hailed always friendly relations between the two countries. Further development of economic ties offers the high capacities of the two countries, promotion and diversification of businesses.
The Iranian diplomat listed trade and business relations as priorities for his efforts during his tenure in Brasilia.
In 2019, Iran traded 200,905 tons of non-oil goods worth $46.34 million with Brazil during the first Iranian month (March 21-April 20) to register a 127% growth in tonnage and a 29.14% decrease in value compared with last year’s corresponding month, latest data released by the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration show.
Also in 2019, Iran’s exports to Brazil stood at 197,427 tons worth $32.28 million registering a 198,024% and 28,622% hike in tonnage and value respectively year-on-year.
While Brazil was Iran’s 11th export destination globally, and Iran’s 17th biggest trading partner during March.