With launch of Ukrainian international flight line to Iran, a firm step has been taken for expansion of relationship between the two countries… We have and will try to improve the process of visa issuance for Iranians significantly," Lisak said.
Iran and Ukraine launched direct flights in a bid to facilitate their trade and tourist ties.
The first direct flight from Kiev to Tehran landed at Imam Khomeini International Airport on June 4.
Iran has been seeking to bolster ties with Eastern Europe, specially Ukraine, in all the different industrial, political, economic and cultural spheres in the last few years.
After purchasing the production license for the Antonov-140 from Ukraine in 2000, Iran built its first Iran-140 passenger plane in 2003.
The first IRAN-140 aircraft was introduced by Iran in 2003. Five domestically-manufactured IRAN-140 planes were completed in October 2008 to increase the country's transportation capacity and upgrade the Iranian passenger fleet.