Novi Sad Mayor Miloš Vučević received today at the City Hall the Ambassador of Islamic Republic of Iran to Serbia, H.E. Majid Fahim Pour.

Mayor Vučević wished him a warm welcome and pointed out that in recent years, the relations between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Serbia have significantly improved, as well as the cooperation with the country's Embassy and City of Novi Sad. He highlighted the great impact of the ambassador Fahim Pour in representing of his country and praised the work of the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, which has a clear strategy and clearly defined goals.

The Ambassador expressed his pleasure that the citizens of Novi Sad have repeatedly had the opportunity to be, in the context of various events held in Novi Sad, familiar with Iranian traditions, culture and customs, i.e. to meet the Iranian cultural heritage in direct contact. The interlocutors agreed that cooperation in the field of culture in the coming period should only go upwards, due to the excellent communication between the Embassy, the City and the Iranian Cultural Centre.
Mayor Miloš Vučević and Ambassador H.E. Majid Fahim Pour agreed that there are numerous possibilities for improving the cooperation at the interregional and intercity level between the two countries, and that it is important that the cities of the two countries continuously share their experiences in order to create the ground for the implementation of specific projects.

They mainly discussed the possibilities of cooperation in two areas of the economy, such as agriculture and tourism. Mayor Vučević pointed out that the participation of Iran in the International Agricultural Fair in Novi Sad contributed significantly to the country’s presentation of potentials that are undisputed and he supported the initiative for the constitution of a consortium of agricultural enterprises for trade in agricultural products which would include Novi Sad-based companies in the field. The Mayor also welcomed the initiative of Iran's biggest tour operator interested in bringing the Iranian tourists to Serbian cities, including Novi Sad.

The Ambassador and the Mayor expressed the expectation that the fruitful cooperation in all fields will continue in the future and concluded that the current development of relations between the two countries, as well as the Embassy and the City of Novi Sad is excellent.

Novi Sad, 26th February 2016