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Iran / อิหร่าน

สาธารณรัฐอิสลามอิหร่าน
Islamic Republic of Iran

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General Profile

Iran / อิหร่าน


 











  •  The oil reserves, ranked the 2nd, as 10.9% of world reserves (Saudi Arabia ranked the 1st) and the natural gas reserves, ranked the 2nd, as 16% of world reserves (Russia ranked the 1st)
  •  Ranked the 2nd oil export country of the OPEC nations
  •  The tourism sector vastly growing with the investment from Thailand in energy and fishery in IranSubject to the UN Security Council sanctions due to its development of nuclear weapons, in 2006-2008

General information
    Area                            1,648,000 square kilometers (3 times bigger than Thailand)
    Capital                        Tehran
    Population                  75.1 million people (2010)
    Language                    Farsi
    Religions                     Muslim (Shia 89%, Sunni 9%)
    Supreme Leader          Ayatollah Ali Hoiseini-Khamenei
    President                     H.E. Mr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
    Foreign Minister          H.E. Mr. Manouchehr Mottaki
    Independence Day      April 1
    Thai-Iranian Diplomatic Relation Foundation Day    November 9, 1955

Economic information (2010)
    GDP                                  $411.38 billion (Thailand: $317.8 billion)
    GDP per Capita                $5,477.8 (Thailand: $4,719.8)
    Real GDP Growth 2.9% (Thailand: 7.8%)                            
    Exchange rate                  Iranian rials (IRR) (1 THB = 375 IRR) (Jun. 16, 11)
    Reserves                          $75.06 billion (Thailand: $185.6 billion)
    Inflation rate                   10% (Thailand: 3.3%)
    Natural resources             Petroleum, natural gas, lead, coal, chromium, copper, iron ore
    Industries                         Petroleum, natural gas, petrochemicals
    Imports – commodities Industrial raw materials and intermediate goods, capital goods,
                                              foodstuffs and other consumer goods
    Imports - partners    China, the United Arab Emirates, South Korea, Russia,
                                              Germany, Italy
    Exports – commodities Petroleum, chemical and petrochemical products,
                                              fruits and nuts, carpets
    Exports - partners            Japan, China, Italy, South Africa, Turkey, South Korea, Taiwan,
                                              Netherlands

Statistics of Thailand-Iran
    Trade value of Thailand-Iran  $794.46 million (Thailand: export value
                                                          $512.68 million, import value $281.78 million,
                                                          overbalance value $230.90 million)
    Export products of Thailand  Televisions, air conditioners, rice, rubber, iron
    Import products from Iran          Chemicals products, metal ore, fish, natural gas, iron
    Investment         3 investment Projects from Thailand: the Oil Exploration and Drilling
                                Projects of PTTEP, the Manufacture and Import the LNG Project of PTT
                                and the Plastic-Resin Joint Venture Project of SCG Chemicals  Company
    Tourism               178,304 Iranian people to Thailand (increasing 53.85% from 2009)
    Thai people in Iran       604 people
    Visa                               Need to apply for visa (both sides)
    Office of Thailand in Iran          The Royal Thai Embassy in Tehran
    Office of Iran in Thailand          The Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Bangkok

Middle East Division, March 2010

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Agreements and Cooperation

  • BILATERAL AIR TRANSPORT AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE KINGDOM THAILAND AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN
    Date Signed 25 April 2002
  • ARRANGEMENT ON CONSULTATION AND COOPERATION BETWEEN THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE KINGDOM OF THAILAND AND THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN
    Date Signed 6 July 1999
  • MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING ON THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A JOINT COMMISSION ON ECONOMIC,COMMERCIAL,INDUSTRIAL,TECHNICAL,AGRICULTURAL AND SCIENTIFIC COOPERATION BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE KINGDOM OF THAILAND AND THE GOVERNMENT OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN
    Date Signed 12 August 1990
  • CULTURAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE ROYAL THAI GOVERNMENT AND THE IMPERIAL GOVERNMENT OF IRAN
    Date Signed 11 September 1976
  • TRADE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THE KINGDOM OF THAILAND AND THE IMPERIAL GOVERNMENT OF IRAN
    Date Signed 12 November 1969
  • TREATY OF FRIENDSHIP BETWEEN THE KINGDOM OF THAILAND AND THE EMPIRE OF IRAN
    Date Signed 2 February 1967