Greek-Iranian economic cooperation discussed between government VP and Iranian Dep. FM

Greek-Iranian economic cooperation discussed between government VP and Iranian Dep. FM

Athens, July 14, 2016/ Independent Balkan News Agency

By Spiros Sideris

Greece can become an important bridge between Europe and Iran as a natural gateway to the continent, Government Vice-President Yiannis Dragasakis said on Wednesday as he received the Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for European Affairs, Majid Takht Ravanchi.

Dragasakis said in periods of international tensions caused by the Brexit and the refugee crisis, the answer to ensure the prosperity of nations can only be the closer cooperation between European countries and between Europe and neighboring countries.

On his side, Ravanchi said his country has a very special relationship with Greece due to their historical and cultural ties. This opens the way for economic synergies in energy, shipping, food and pharmaceuticals, high technology, tourism and the financial sector.