Iran, Turkey Move to Boost Trade Ties


Iran’s Minister of Economy Farhad Dejpasand says Tehran and Ankara are expected to enhance trade interaction to achieve the target of $30 billion annual trade exchange.

In a Wednesday meeting with Turkish Deputy Minister of Customs and Trade Riza Tuna Turagay, Dejpasand highlighted the brilliant history of close ties and cooperation between the two countries and their officials’ great determination to expand bilateral relations, and called for the promotion of cooperation between the two neighbors.


Pointing to the target of $30 billion annual trade set by Iran and Turkey, the Iranian minister said the level of bilateral trade exchange is expected to rise in light of mutual efforts.


“The cooperation between the customs of Iran and Turkey must be much closer and stronger than the current situation,” Dejpasand added.


For his part, Tuna Turagay reaffirmed the Turkish government’s determination to continue trade cooperation with Iran, and called for the modernization of transportation routes between the two countries and for updating the customs equipment along the common border in order to accelerate the pace of mutual cooperation.

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