Iran offers unique investment and trade opportunities to Macedonian investors.
Macedonia enjoys a special position in the foreign policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Iran is determined to develop and expand its cultural ties with Macedonian people
It is a great honor and pleasure for me as the first resident Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Republic of Macedonia to have the opportunity to briefly present my views about our 20 years of bilateral relations.
Politically, the Islamic republic of Iran is among the countries that recognized the republic of Macedonia following its declaration of independence and due to the long history of relationship and amicable ties between our two nations, respecting the choice of the Macedonian people, we have recognized the constitutional name of this country. Our centuries-old ties with deep roots in our great cultures and civilizations have motivated us to take concrete steps for expanding relations and cooperation between our two countries. The Islamic republic of Iran, based on its foreign policy principles, respects the sovereignty and territorial integrity of all nations including the friendly country of Macedonia, and has a firm resolve to develop its relations with this country in political, economic, cultural and parliamentary fields.
Economically, Iran considers Macedonia as a gateway to the Balkan and European markets and in turn, having a population of almost 80 million people and a geostrategic position in the Persian Gulf region, Iran can provide unique investment and trade opportunities to Macedonian investors and companies that are interested in entering the lucrative markets of the region. Our two countries have huge potentials to expand their economic relations. Since signing and implementing agreements in different areas can create the appropriate framework for our further cooperation, attempts have been made to execute the signed agreements that for different reasons have not been put into force. So the contractual framework has been prepared for further economic cooperation.
Culturally, because of its ancient civilization, rich culture, devotion to maintaining and protecting its independence and inclination to promote peaceful coexistence among different ethnic groups and followers of all religions, Macedonia enjoys a special position in the foreign policy of the Islamic republic of Iran. Iran is determined to develop and expand its cultural ties with Macedonian people. To this end, the first event 'Cultural Days of the Islamic republic of Iran' was held in Skopje last year and there are some programs which are planned to be implemented in the current year. Furthermore, the facilitated travelling of citizens in each other's countries will hopefully increase in the near future.
In the end, I would like to take this opportunity to wish peace and prosperity to the people of Macedonia, progress and well-being to the republic of Macedonia as well as expansion of bilateral relations and closer cooperation to our two countries.
H.E. Mr. Saied Sadegh Mohammadi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the Republic of Macedonia
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|Title Annotation:||20 YEARS OF DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS|
|Author:||Mohammadi, Saied Sadegh|
|Publication:||Macedonian Diplomatic Bulletin|
|Date:||Jun 1, 2015|
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