Lebanon calls for broadening standards relations with Iran
Tehran, Aug 29, IRNA – Lebanese Industry Minister Hussein al-Hajji Hassan called for the expansion of Tehran-Beirut relations, especially in industry and trade fields.
The Lebanese industry minister made the remarks in a meeting with Head of Iran’s National Standard Organization Nayereh Pirouzbakht.
The Lebanese industry minister is accompanied by General Director of the Lebanese Standards Institution Lena Dargham.
Al-Hajji Hassan underlined making use of the common experiences of the two countries in the field of standard, and said, “Such cooperation present exists and we are ready to expand them.”
Talking to IRNA, before his departure, al-Hajj Hassan expressed satisfactions over his visit to Tehran.
Touching upon the removal of anti-Iran sanctions, he reiterated that time is ripe for expansion of mutual cooperation between the two countries.
A delegation comprising 70 members of businessmen and representatives of Lebanon's economic and banking sectors are accompanying al-Hajj Hassan during his visit.
Lebanese government is seeking to pave the way for expansion of economic and trade relations between the two countries aimed at serving the two nations, he added.
While in Iran, al-Hajj Hassan, is set to hold talks with several high-ranking Iranian officials including his counterpart Mohammad-Reza Nematzadeh, government spokesman Mohammad Baqer Nobakht, Health Minister Hassan Hashemi, Agriculture Minister Mohammad Hojjati, Petroleum Minister Bijan Zangeneh, Energy Minister Hamid Chitchian, Minister of Roads and Urban Development Abbas Akhundi and other officials active in industry sector.
Senior Lebanese official noted the hindrance on the way of fostering Beirut-Tehran relations have been removed thanks to removal of sanctions against Iran.
He added the Lebanese and Iranian sides, both, have strong will to foster the level of ties in all-out arenas.