THE IRAS INSTITUTE 22 Feb 2017 17:08 -------------------------------------------------- Title : EVENT: Iran and Ukraine: 25-Year Diplomatic Relations and the Prospects of Bilateral Ties -------------------------------------------------- Text : Date: February 27, 2017 Time: 17:00 to 19:00 (GMT +3:30) Venue: IRAS Conference Center, Tehran, Iran Speakers: H.E. Sergey Burdilyak, Ukraine s Ambassador to Iran H.E. Akbar Ghasemi, Former Iran s Ambassador to Ukraine Presider: Davood Kiani, First Deputy Director, IRAS Description: After a decade of cold relations, Ukraine and Iran are eager to warm up to each other, as both nations are hungry for foreign investments and boosted regional trade. Ukraine and Iran are looking for ways to develop their non-oil economy, integrate regional transport networks and boost mutually advantageous business projects. Tehran and Kiev have a chance to radically change the nature of their relations. This would bring not only a new picture to the regional geopolitics, but also significantly shift regional trade and commerce and boost economic development. In that respect, Ukraine seeks to become a valuable platform for EU-Iran economic ties as well as convenient hub for Iranian gas and oil transport to Western markets. At this timely event, two ambassadors will discuss bilateral relation and possible option to boost cooperation on several issues, namely energy, trade and regional conflicts. Event contact Behrouz Ghezel Tel: +98 (0)21 8877 0586 E-mail: