Number of trade delegations visiting Iran triples in a year: official

May 3, 2016

TEHRAN-Valiollah Afkhamirad, the head of Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization (TPO), announced that the number of foreign trade delegations visiting Iran during the past Iranian calendar year of 1394 (which ended on March 19, 2016) became three times more than that of its preceding year, IRIB news reported on Monday.

“In 1394, 64 trade delegations comprised of 837 foreign businessmen and officials from 28 countries visited Iran,” he said, “the figure trebled compared to year of 1393, when 19 delegations including 477 people from 16 countries made trips to the Islamic Republic,” he added.

“Accordingly, the number of visiting delegations increased 237 percent last year, while the number of visiting businessmen and countries recorded a 75 percent hike,” Afkhamirad noted.

As he added, TPO received 42 trade delegations from 16 countries in the past year, while the number stood at five delegations from eight countries in 1393, which shows a 740 percent increase.

The official described that making joint investments, signing various MOUs, and granting the franchise of Iranian products to foreign countries were among the achievements of the paid visits to Iran. 

Foreign countries and delegations are racing to secure business opportunities in Iran after Iran and the P5+1 group of countries reached an agreement over Tehran’s nuclear program in the Austrian capital of Vienna on July 14, from among it can be referred to South Korea President Park Geun-hye who arrived at Tehran on Sunday evening, accompanied by a 236-strogn delegation- the largest team ever dispatched to a foreign country.  



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