Australia Plans to Re-Open Trade Office in Iran

Australia’s minister for trade and investment has said the country plans to re-open a trade office in Iran.

Steven Ciobo (pictured) said in a statement on Tuesday that the recent removal of sanctions against Tehran has created commercial opportunities between the two nations and that Canberra is willing to re-open its trade office in the Islamic Republic, Reuters reported.

Mining equipment, technology and services and agricultural commodities were cited as potential areas of trade in the statement.

The remarks come as Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is paying an official visit to Australia as part of his 11-day tour of Southeast Asia and Oceania.

Heading a high-ranking delegation, Zarif earlier visited Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Thailand, and New Zealand.

(Source: Tasnim, under Creative Commons licence)

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