Davos, 30 May 2022 (TDI): Iran’s Foreign Minister, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian met Borge Brende, the World Economic Forum’s President, on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.

The two officials discussed bilateral, regional, and worldwide concerns pertaining to mutual interest, during the meeting. While highlighting the importance of economic diplomacy, Iran’s Foreign Minister also shed light on some of the country’s focus sectors.

Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian stressed the importance of economic diplomacy in Iran’s foreign policy and detailed some of Tehran’s top aims during the discussion.

Moreover, Iran’s strengths in regional and international transportation and transit and the oil and gas industries were reviewed. Following that, the Iranian Foreign Minister stated that Iran’s neighbourhood policy prioritised growing collaboration and trade with neighbouring countries.

The top Iranian official also stressed the importance of rebuilding the world economy. He stated that the Iranian President’s actions at the Qatar Gas Export Summit were aimed at “rebuilding the world economy in the post-Kodak era.”

Iran’s preparedness to collaborate with the World Economic Forum to introduce the potential of such a move was then proclaimed by the Foreign Minister of Iran.

While the President of the World Economic Forum praised Iran’s decision to pursue economic diplomacy with its neighbours. Borge Brende mentioned the Persian Gulf countries’ intention to strengthen economic relations with Iran at the Davos Forum 2022.

Likewise, he also expressed optimism that the talks between Iran and world powers to restore restrictive and illegal sanctions. These talks would produce the desired results and strengthen Iran’s ability to revitalise the regional and global economy.

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