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Latvian President Says Riga Plans to Develop Economic Cooperation With Iran

Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis said that Latvia intends to develop economic cooperation with Iran and hopes to sign air service agreements and deals on double taxation avoidance.

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) Latvia intends to develop economic cooperation with Iran and hopes to sign air service agreements and deals on double taxation avoidance, Latvian President Raimonds Vejonis said Thursday during a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

"The delegation of numerous Iranian businessmen, representing different industries, which arrived together with the minister and also [showing] interest to the visit of Latvian entrepreneurs proves the desire of the two countries to develop economic and trade cooperation," Vejonis stated.

The Latvian president noted that the specific steps for the active cooperation were necessary.

"We need to sign agreements on air traffic and double taxation cancellation as soon as possible," the head of the country said.

The Iranian foreign minister is accompanied by the delegation of about 70 businessmen. This is the first visit of the head of the Foreign Ministry to Latvia.

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