During the meeting both sides reviewed ways for developing trade ties between both states.
IRAN NEWS ECONOMIC DESK
Mr. Khansari said that the major problem for the low trade volume between Iran and Belarus is banking transactions issue and emphasized that to develop relation, it needs to find a secure financial mechanism for transfer of money as well as a sustainable banking relation.
The meeting was held as Tehran’s chamber of commerce. The chamber is to dispatch a delegation on the invitation of Belarusian chamber of commerce. The delegation is to visit Minsk for economic talks in the summer.
Khansari went on to point to the political bond between both countries in recent years and calling it a sustainable relation, admitting that the trade volume of both countries is not in a satisfactory relation. He added that regarding industrial and economic potentials of both countries, they can expand their economic relations through joint cooperation.
He went on to say that one of the reasons for the decline in bilateral trade is restriction in banking transactions and money transfer, and announced Iran’s readiness for launching banking relation with Belarus and also urged Belarusian to accelerate the ground for such a cooperation.
Lazarchik, for his part, said that the major hurdle for the low trade level between Iran and Belarus is the restriction in banking transactions, adding that despite imposed sanctions, Iran and Belarus can continue goods trade.
He also pointed to some trade opportunities for cooperation like in agro products, agro and industrial machineries, wood products and dry fruits, adding that by the visit of Tehran Chamber of Commerce delegation to Minsk and meeting of business activists of both states, the grounds for more cooperation would be identified and ways of trade would be discussed.
The Belarusian diplomat also pointed to the Eurasian Union Agreement, adding that Iran’s membership in the union is to the benefits of Iran and other members of the union.
- source : IRAN NEWS