Australia to Reopen Trade Office in Tehran

Australia’s government announced Monday it will reopen its trade office in Iran later this month.

According to a report carried by Australia’s ABC News on Monday, Canberra will re-launch its office in the Iranian capital ahead of a visit by the country’s Minister for Trade and Investment Steven Ciobo to Tehran this week.

A business delegation led by Ciobo is expected to discuss rebuilding trade ties between Iran and Australia after a very long hiatus.

“There are significant trade opportunities as Iran re-engages with the world following the easing of sanctions,” Ciobo told ABC following the announcement.

“There’s opportunity in a myriad of areas, from agribusiness and food through to education, training and water management and not to mention the fact that we, of course, have a really strong and powerful track record in relation to resources and energy — something that is in abundance in Iran as well,” he added.

Back in May, the Australian government said it planned to allocate $5.3 million to re-launch its trade office following a lasting nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers.

(Source: Tasnim, under Creative Commons licence)

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