Visiting Slovenia’s Minister of Economic Development and Technology Zdravko Počivalšek said here on Wednesday that the reopening of Slovenian embassy in Tehran would pave the way for expansion of cooperation between the two nations.
Talking to IRNA, Pocivalsek cited his previous visit to the Iranian capital as fruitful in which Slovenian economic bureau was inaugurated in Tehran.
Počivalšek traveled to Tehran on Jan 2016 at the official invitation of Iranian Industry, Mining, and Trade Minister Mohammad Reza Ne’matzadeh.
He added the Slovenian government is seeking to expand the level of mutual trade transactions to over one million dollar in the short run.
Slovenian President Borut Pahor, heading a 60-strong trade delegation, including Počivalšek, arrived in Tehran on Nov 22.
The Slovenian president is going to reopen his country’s embassy in Tehran after three years of closure during his two-day visit.
In March 2013, Slovenia closed its embassy in Tehran as part of general austerity policies and in response to the difficult financial and economic situation in the country, which called for substantial cost-cutting in Slovenia’s diplomacy.