PMO News Portal - The managing director of the Ports and
Maritime Organization met Vietnamese national shipping authorities during a
visit to Vietnam and discussed the trade and communications capacities of the
two countries. The discussions focused on the launch of a shipping line between
ports of the two countries.
Rastad also met with the Deputy Minister of Transportation
during his visit to Vietnam and talked through the trade and communications
capacities of the two countries on the development of port and maritime cooperation.
Mr. Rastad praised the capabilities of the ports of Vietnam and the University
of Marine Sciences, while expressing hope that in the future, there will be stronger
ties to the corresponding sections in Iran.
The first meeting of Iran-Vietnam Maritime cooperation working
group will be held in Tehran by the end of this year, said the managing
director of the Ports and maritime Organization while emphasizing on the
implementation of Article 15 of the Joint Shipment MoU.
Referring to port capacities and the transit role of Iran in
the region, Rastad also pointed to the implementation of issues such as
"supporting and setting up a shipping line between the two
countries", "exploiting the academic capabilities of the two countries
and establishing a link between the relevant authorities", and "
facilitating financial transactions and facilitating the transfer of oil
products, especially bitumen to Vietnam”
Rastad and accompanying delegation also visited Hai Phong,
the biggest trade port in northern Vietnam, on the invitation of the country’s
maritime officials and with the aim of boosting port and maritime cooperation. During
the meeting, senior directors of the Hai Phong Port presented a report on its
capacities and functions.