Singapore calls for further expansion of cooperation with Iran
"Given the existing capacities of the two countries we expect Singapore and Iran to boost their economic and trade cooperation," Chua said in a meeting with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Morteza Sarmadi in Tehran.[break]
He pointed to the status quo of Singapore-Iran relations, and said, "Iran's civilization is rooted in an ancient history and Singapore pays special attention to that."
In early February, a high-ranking Singaporean delegation visited Tehran to pave the ground for the further development of economic cooperation with Iran.
The delegation, comprising tradesmen and senior officials of 30 major Singaporean companies, visited Iran on the occasion of the 36th anniversary of victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran.
The visit provided the Singaporean companies with the capacities of Iran's economy.
Members of the delegation toured Iran's biggest trade and business centers during their one-week stay.
In June 2014, Singaporean Parliament Speaker Halimah Yacob in a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif expressed the hope that trade and economic cooperation between the two countries would further increase. ■