12:18 Jun. 21, 2016
Iran's deputy industry minister, at a meeting with Ukraine's ambassador to Iran, called for expansion of trade exchanges between their countries
Valiollah Afkhamirad, who heads Iran's Trade Promotion Organization (TPO), voiced readiness to hold the fourth session of the committee for commercial, industrial and mining cooperation between the two countries in near future as well as to deploy a trade delegation to the European state.
"The Islamic Republic of Iran, in the new era, seeks knowledge transfer from several countries in areas for collaboration," highlighted the official pointing to Ukraine's advancements in different sectors like agriculture, aviation, chemical industries as well as agricultural equipment.
Afkhamirad went on to underscore that "major venues for reinvigoration of bilateral relations include facilitating visa issuance, expansion of banking cooperation in addition to granting tax incentives to merchants and investors."
He also underlined "Iran remains a profitable and secure region for foreign investors and holds a huge market besides its own 80-million population bringing economic justifiability to investments."
Head of TPO said any escalation in cooperation is subject to a clear understanding of the two sides' economies by traders; "to this end, more communication as well as active participation in exhibitions are required."
"The Islamic Republic of Iran is determined to bolster ties with Ukraine as the possibility exists to establish a preferential trade between the two sides," maintained the official urging experts and relevant authorities in the European country to take steps in this regard.
Ukrainian Ambassador to Tehran Sergei Burdylyak, for his part, touched upon the Iranian President's agreement with expansion of bilateral ties between the two countries asserting "we appreciate Iran's look towards Ukraine and the fact that no third-party country affects expansion of our relations." Full story