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Friday, 07 October 2022 02:52 GMT

Thai envoy: ASEAN members seek to have closer relations with Iran


(MENAFN) ASEAN Day 2022 was rejoiced at the place of Royal Thai Embassy in Tehran on Tuesday, joined by envoys of some of the member nations in Iran in addition to some Iranian representatives, and officials from additional nations as well, such as Russian and Indian envoys in Tehran.

“We, all the members of the association, would like to have closer relations, especially in terms of economic and trade and investment, with Iran”, Thai Envoy to Iran Worawoot Pongprapapant informed the Tehran Times in an exclusive meeting on the sidelines of the above-stated celebration.

Worawoot reassured that “And this is what that I can say we are looking forward very much having close relations with Iran in terms of economics and trade.”

“We see the potentials of Iran, especially when you talk about almost a hundred million population, and Iran is a big market for ASEAN products”, he mentioned, also stating that “And also it could be the transportation hub for our products to enter countries in the Central Asia or Eastern Europe and Iran is in a very strategic location for our products.”

The ambassador declared that “We are having some sort of consideration, especially some member countries of ASEAN, for importing medical equipment form Iran, meaning that Iran is reputable in terms of having high-quality medical products, and also the medicine.”

He continued saying, “And for us, Thailand, we conduct discussion between exporters and importers of Thailand and Iran in terms of having some sort of trade in the area of rice and fertilizer; negotiation has been going on, and it means that we see the potentials and Iranians also see the potential for business.”

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