Bid & Tender
Belarus Keen to Buy Iran's Petroleum

Date : Nov 25, 2016

Belarus is interested to buy Iran's petroleum, Deputy Oil Minister for International Affairs Amir-Hossein Zamani-Nia said on Wednesday.


According to the source, he said Belarus is keen to buy Iran's Petroleum and negotiations between the two countries in this regard are underway.


Belarus has a particular geographical situation and Tehran would continue talks with the country's top officials for boost of mutual cooperation and export of petroleum to this county, the official added.


Referring to the meeting between Iranian Petroleum Minister Bijan Zangeneh and Visiting Slovenia’s Minister of Economic Development and Technology Zdravko Počivalšek on Wednesday, Zamani-Nia said Slovenia is keen to use Iran as a hub for joint production of equipment and export of the products to other regional states.


Iran and Slovenia signed three cooperation agreements on Tuesday in the presence of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Slovenian President Borut Pahor.


Slovenian president heading a 60-strong trade delegation, including Počivalšek, arrived in Tehran on Nov 22.


The Slovenian president reopened 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.


Slovenia's economy has an industrial structure and 75 percent of its domestic gross product is reliant on exports.


Based on official statistics, Iran-Slovenia commercial exchanges has declined in recent years and reached from 96 million euro in 2001 to 46 million euro in 2012 and 500,000 euro in 2013.