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    • -Meeting between the General Manager of Parsian Bank and the Deputy Minister-President of Bavaria and Bavarian Minister of Economic Affairs; and Media, Energy, and Technology

      -Meeting between the General Manager of Parsian Bank and the Deputy Minister-President of Bavaria and Bavarian Minister of Economic Affairs; and Media, Energy, and Technology

      On Monday 5 September, Dr. Parvizian met and talked with Ilse Aignor, the Deputy Minister-President of Bavaria and Bavarian Minister of Economic Affairs; and Media, Energy, and Technology, and the delegation that accompanied her.



      Parsian Bank’s Public Relations Office reported that Farzan (Advisor to the General Manager), Tafazzoli (Deputy Director of International Affairs), Alaei (Director of International Affairs), and Asgharzadeh (Director of overseas branches at Parsian Bank) were present at this meeting. Referring to the position and status of Parsian Bank in the banking system of Iran, Dr. Parvizian said, “Parsian Bank has considerable capability and capacity for continuing banking activities and financial transactions at the international level, and can play an efficient role in strengthening foreign currency activities.”

      Pointing to the capacities of the two major groups of stockholders of Parsian Bank, Dr. Parvizian continued, “One of these two groups is the Iran Khodro Automaker Company, which is the largest automaker company in Iran, and the other the Tadbir Investment Company. This investment company is one of most important economic groups in the country, is active in the fields of petroleum and energy, land and construction, agricultural products and mines, etc., and is a major contributor to Iran’s gross domestic product.” 

      The General Manager of Parsian Bank then explained the bank plans to raise its capital, develop a program to open more overseas branches, and increase its workforce. He added that Parsian Bank pays special attention to compliance with banking standards and regulations in the international domain, and to regulatory standards of the Basel Committee for the regulation and supervision of banks. He went on to say that corporate governance, anti-money-laundering regulations, compliance with the FATF recommendations, establishing and strengthening internal audit, and other requirements are also high on the bank’s agenda, and mentioned some of the actions taken by Parsian Bank in relation to them.

      Mr. Tafazzoli, Deputy Director of International Affairs at Parsian Bank also presented a report on the activities of the bank and the services it provides in the domains of foreign currency and international affairs, information technology, brokerage services, and international interactions.

      Ilse Aignor, the Deputy Minister-President of Bavaria and Bavarian Minister of Economic Affairs pointed to the economic cooperations with Parsian Bank and said, “By opening branches in Munich, Iranian banks will receive professional assistance, and this will help facilitate trade relations.” She expressed the hope that the establishment of trade and international relations with Parsian Bank will help facilitate trade relations between German and Iranian companies.

      It must be mentioned that three Iranian banks (the Middle East Bank, Parsian Bank, and Sina Bank) have received permits from the Central Bank of Iran to open overseas branches.