Danish-Iranian relations strengthened by foreign minister’s trip

Kristian Jensen joined by 58-company delegation on two-day visit

Danish-Iranian ties might be coming into fruition soon (photo: Olu Eletu) Danish-Iranian ties might be coming into fruition soon (photo: Olu Eletu)
January 8th, 2016 3:30 pm| by Daniel Deleuran
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The foreign minister’s trip to Iran this week would appear to have been a success.

Shortly after returning on Wednesday from his two-day visit, on which he was joined by a delegation of 58 Danish companies, Kristian Jensen tweeted that he had met President Rouhani and “agreed on better bilateral and commercial relations as well as a common struggle against terrorism”.

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Oil field talks
The delegation met with a number of Iranian officials. Several Danish energy companies took part, including Vestas.

The talks involved a discussion regarding the development of oil fields in the Caspian Sea, including the South Pars gas field, according to Iranian news agency Shana. Few other details have emerged.

It is believed that Danish exports to the country could increase by 500 million kroner once international sanctions are fully lifted on the Middle Eastern country.