The CEO of AriaMedTour, Mohammad Nasri, attended a joint meeting of managers and representatives of a group of Iranian and Russian knowledge-based companies held in Moscow in July 2021.
The meeting, which was held at the Iranian Embassy in Moscow, was aimed at discussing a wide range of issues including the export of Iranian knowledge-based products to Russia, the economic capacity of the Eurasian Economic Union for boosting trade, enhancing cooperation between the two countries through joint commissions, attracting investments for knowledge-based products, and boosting medical tourism cooperation.
Mr. Nasri attended the gathering as the head of one of the most successful knowledge-based medical tourism companies to represent this industry in the multi-purpose event, which was also attended by the Iranian ambassador to Russia, Dr. Kazem Jalali, head of the International Cooperation Center of the Vice President Office for Science and Technology of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mehdi Ghalenoei, and president of the Export Confederation of Iran, Ghadir Ghiafeh, as well as representatives from some 30 other Iranian and 20 Russian knowledge-based companies.
In his address to the participants, Dr. Jalali pointed out that despite close relations between Iran and Russia in political and military fields, more work needs to be done in other areas as well, including cultural and economic spheres.
“There is a kind of ‘lack of impression’ about Iran among Russians, which makes it necessary to put in more effort to get our country known to Russians,” he said.
Noting the lack of adequate online information about Iran in Russian language, the ambassador expressed hope that Iran opens a Russian-language TV channel in the near future. He also criticized the negative impression of Russia among some Iranians, saying that unfortunately some people try to spread this false image to others.
The top envoy went on to say that the embassy proposed a number of solutions to the Foreign Ministry and the Ministry of Health for solving the problems of Iranian knowledge-based companies to have a strong presence in Russia.
“We are very serious about trade and economic cooperation and expanding this cooperation is our top priority,” he added.
Meeting with Russia Health Ministry
The Iranian delegation also met with officials from the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation. The Iranian knowledge-based companies held talks with the Russian ministry’s representatives to discuss ways to promote cooperation in pharmaceutical, medical, and medical tourism areas.
In this Meeting, AriaMedTour CEO, Mohammad Nasri, spoke about Iran’s great potential for medical tourism and his company’s achievements in attracting medical tourists from Russia and other CIS countries. He said that Iran can overtake Turkey as the first destination for health tourists from CIS countries given the high quality of health services and their lower prices in Iran.
The Iranian knowledge-based companies, including AriaMedTour, also participated in Russia’s MAKS 2021 to showcase their products and scientific and technological achievements. On the sidelines of the exhibition, Iranian companies held B2B meetings with Russian counterparts to discuss potentials for cooperation.
Furthermore, a protocol of cooperation was signed between the Iranian delegation and the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation to pave the way for Iran’s export of products and technological capabilities to Russia and other parts of the world through the country.