The Shah of Iran, who is on a five day official visit to Rumania with the Empress, began talks on increasing trade links between Iran and Rumania with President Nicolae Ceausescu in Bucharest on Saturday (June 27).
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Background: The Shah of Iran, who is on a five day official visit to Rumania with the Empress, began talks on increasing trade links between Iran and Rumania with President Nicolae Ceausescu in Bucharest on Saturday (June 27).
The Shah arrived in Bucharest on Friday (June 26) by air accompanied by his wife, Empress Farah Diba, and Iranian Government members. It is the Shah's second visit to Rumania.
The Shah's delegation at the talks included Foreign Minister Ardeshir Zahedi and Ambassador Soltan Sanandaji.
President Ceausescu, who recently paid a State Visit to France, headed the Rumanian delegation. Also present were Prime Minister Ion Gheorghe Maurer and Vice President Emil Bodnares.
At an official dinner held on the eve of the talks, President Ceausescu welcoming the Iranian party, spoke of the growing economic and cultural links between Rumania and Iran. One such link - the Cultural Exchange Programme for 1970-71 - was signed at the Foreign Ministry in Bucharest by representatives from both countries on Saturday (June 27).
Another gesture of international friendship came earlier the same day when Foreign Minister Zahedi called on Mr. Maurer and handed over a cheque for 50,000 dollars (almost 21,000 sterling) to aid victims of last month's floods in Rumania and help reclaim some of the devastated land.