TEHRAN, Dec. 31 (MNA) – Foreign Minister Zarif has sought President Rouhani’s consent in appointing Iran’s new ambassador to Syria.
Javad Torkabadi is the new ambassador to serve in Damscus and will have the official consent by Mr. Rouhani. The empty position of the ambassador was hotly debated by the Principlists in the Parliament especially when a critical situation necessitated a more resolute Iranian embassy in Damascus. Mr. Zarif’s appointment tries to address such concerns.
Torkabadi served as Iran’s ambassador to Sudan (2010-14); he has also been Iran’s ambassador to Bahrain and Nigeria, and was for a time Iran’s chargé d'affaires in Kuwait. Back in Foreign Ministry, Torkabadi chaired the First Office of North and West Africa.
Iran’s embassy in Damascus had been run by a chargé d'affaires after Mohammad Reza Raouf Sheibani left the position who had begun service as part of a 5-year mission that ended in October 2016.
TEHRAN, Jan. 01 (MNA) – Iran’s Hassan Rouhani has spoken to nation in IRIB’s Channel One TV just 5 months after his last address earlier in August 2016.
Moderators Morteza Heidari and Elmira Sharifi Moghaddam hosted Mr. Rouhani. Unsurprisingly, economy and unemployment was the top of other issues Mr. Rouhani addressed first. He believed since the beginning of his administration, unemployment had been on the center stage of the government, with a special focus on university graduates. “From 2006 to present, net employment had been fixed; but the graduates seeking jobs outnumbered the jobs created, which had been merely 14,000 and odds annually,” he told the nation.
“Today however, the number of employed individuals has been 23 million people, but the number of unemployed still tallied with employed people, thus creating a percentage of unemployment yet; but a good news is that the government created outstanding number of jobs, staggering 700,000 net jobs in a year; the demand however is larger than the jobs created. To solve this, all should contribute to a campaign to close this gap; a method is to create grounds for young cohort to work in and produce value-added; cyber space and telecommunication is a proper ground for example; investment also should be attracted,” he emphasized, “social networks should receive more tolerance so that they give people spaces to find self-employment.”
Iran can be Europe's strategic partner in the region, said Iran's minister of industry, mine and trade in the opening ceremony for Iran-EU center for economic cooperation in Berlin.
Iran can be Europe Shata reporting from IRNA- In an address during the opening ceremony of the center which was attended by more than 100 business people from Iran and Germany, Mr. Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh said that the center could be a good point of start for revival of cooperation between Iran and Germany.
He added, “We have had good trade ties with Germany in the past and the volume of our trade transactions stood at 7-8 billion Euros before the sanctions.” He went on to say, "now with the nuclear deal which is a win –win agreement, we can restore a new round for cooperation between Iran and western countries especially Germany . During nuclear talks and after years of negotiations, major industrial countries in 5+1 camp understood that Iran has been acting honestly. I hope that this economic cooperation center would bring companies of two sides closer together, said Mr. Nematzadeh.
"We face no political limitation and those European companies and banks who had been more continence during these years have now realized that there is no serious problem and we can cooperate with each other easily".
“Almost two to three business delegations from around the world visit Iran every week,” Nematzadeh said. “We can expand cooperation with the world in various fields such as car industry, banking relations and other economic areas.”