News ID: 271587
Published: 0620 GMT July 16, 2020

Iran seeking to promote non-oil exports to Russia: Envoy in Moscow

Iran seeking to promote non-oil exports to Russia: Envoy in Moscow

Iran's Ambassador in Moscow Kazem Jalali said Iran is seeking ways to facilitate boosting of its land, rail, and sea trade with Russia in order to promote its non-oil exports.

Jalali made the remarks via a videoconference with senior Iranian economic and trade officials in Tehran on July 16, IRNA reported.

Officials from Iran Chamber of Commerce, Customs Office, Ports and Maritime Organization of Iran, Iran-Russia Trade Commission, Fisheries and agricultural unions as well as Federation of Iranian Food Associations have participated in the virtual meeting with Kazemi.

 The Iranian diplomat regretted that Tehran-Moscow economic relations and their political and security ties have not grown on an equal basis.

Kazemi stressed having a dynamic and lasting bilateral relations requires boosting Iran-Russia trade balance.

"Needed steps must be taken to boost the export of non-oil goods," he said, adding, "The obstacles and problems must be overcome."

During the videoconference, the issues related to the elimination of transit barriers, facilitating customs affairs, equipping land transport, rail as well as the marine fleet were reviewed.

Also, the officials discussed creating logistics and warehouse centers in the target market and the companies grouping up to form export clusters.


Resource: IRNA
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