Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for American and European Affairs Majid Takht Ravanchi is on an official visit to Slovenia for talks on a range of political and economic issues.
In his two-day stay in Ljubljana, Takht Ravanchi will hold meetings with his Slovenian counterpart and other political and parliamentary officials to discuss bilateral relations in the political, parliamentary, economic and cultural fields.
The negotiations are expected to cover the latest regional and international developments.
The Iranian diplomat is also scheduled to meet Slovenia’s private sector officials to explore avenues for the expansion of trade between Tehran and Ljubljana.
Back in September, Slovenian foreign minister had announced that the Balkan country’s president, Borut Pahor, has plans to travel to Tehran in the near future to meet with high-ranking Iranian officials.
Karl Viktor Erjavec also noted that Ljubljana intends to reopen its embassy in Tehran, which had been shut down in a bid to cut expenses.
In March 2013, in response to the difficult financial and economic situation in Slovenia, the European country’s government had decided to shrink its diplomatic network as part of general austerity policies.