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CBI governor has stressed cementing banking ties between Iran and Slovakia calling for establishment of a joint bank account.Speaking at a meeting with Minister of Finance and Deputy Prime Minister of Slovakia Peter Kažimír, the Governor of the Central Bank of Iran Valiollah Seif said Iran’s credit rating during sanction years was B+ according to Fitch international ratings agency; “by taking new measures, the country’s credit rating will at least get promoted to its earlier state.”
Seif further suggested the formation of a banking delegation to provide the ground for banking and brokerage relations between the two countries.
Stressing the Slovakian banks can participate in Iran, CBI governor enumerated possible venues for banking cooperation between the two countries including establishment of agencies and branches as well as holding 40-percent participation in the stock of Iranian banks.
The official also welcomed the idea of initiating joint banks between the two sides adding “majority of Iranian banks have been removed from sanctions list and the issues for the remaining banks will soon get resolved.”
Seif deemed the formation of good brokerage ties as the first step in expansion of economic, trade and business collaboration; “in addition to joint bank accounts, the two sides would be able to implement brokerage and treasury operations as well.”
The Slovakian finance minister, for his part, welcomed ran’s proposals promising to convey the message to his country’s central bank governor.
Peter Kažimír also evaluated the signing of an MoU between Iranian and Slovakian banks as a positive step towards increasing trade turnover between the two countries.