As reported by the Department of Public Relations, Organization for Investment, Economic and Technical Assistance of Iran, Alishiri added: Thailand is regarded an investing country in Asia and according to the figures published by UNCTAD, on average, its investments exceed 3 billion dollars per annum, but yet, we have not been able to create a robust linkage between the trades people and investors of the two countries.
He highlighted that the investment project owners should look for new sources of finance to attract foreign investment and we must diversify flow of foreign capital and access to international markets.
With regard to the success of these forums on attracting foreign investors, Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance said: our success depends on our negotiation capacity and power and our power in negotiation, in turn, depends on how ready the projects are and how the investment projects and opportunities are presented.. He noted that we need to gradually learn the process of presence as well as rules of the game in the international arena, more or less in all levels.
Alishiri stipulated: in this forum the Minister of Industries of Thailand, General Secretary of the Investment Board of Thailand and the Ambassador of the Islamic republic of Iran to Thailand are supposed to attend the forum and make lectures and present their ideas about expanding the economic ties and enhancing investment between the two countries. Meanwhile the Iranian owners of investment projects, in their bilateral negotiations, can present their projects to the Thai side.
The president of the Organization for Investment, Economic and Technical Assistance of Iran also said: some 20 billion dollars investment projects of our country are ready to be presented to the Thai investors in this forum, in which more than 100 outstanding Thai companies, based on the preliminary assessments, have enrolled to participate.
At the end, Alishiri notified that marketing of the investing opportunities of the country is an ongoing and constant plan and we should endeavor to be more successful than before, for attracting foreign investment in the international arena.