Bangladesh, Zanjan Province Explore Ways for Cooperation
IRAN NEWS ECONOMIC DESK
TEHRAN – In a meeting between Bangladesh Ambassador to Tehran Gousal Azam Sarker and Zanjan Province Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mine and Agriculture, both sides explored ways for economic cooperation.
During the meeting, Head of Zanjan Chamber of Commerce Mr. Ali Yeganefar said that there are several common fields for cooperation and both parties are determined to expand cooperation in different fields.
He said tourism, agriculture, apparel and IT are of the major fields for joint cooperation between Bangladesh and Zanjan Province and announced the chamber will pursue all fields for cooperation with Bangladesh to operationalize them.
He pointed to the capacities of Zanjan Province in fields like agriculture, handicrafts, textile, medicine, health tourism, science, university and science and technology parks and called for involvement of Zanjani traders for stepping into foreign trade with Bangladesh.
Yeganefar added that with identification of capacities and capabilities, both sides can launch bilateral cooperation between traders of Zanjan and Bangladesh.
He added that concentration of business activists of Zanjan on potentials of Bangladesh can be an effective step in the roadmap of foreign trade of the province.
He reiterated that the chamber will study the raised issues in the meeting in order to operationalize them through cooperation with Bangladesh Embassy.
Meanwhile Bangladesh Ambassador Mr. Azam Sarker, for his part, pointed to the presence of Iranian students in Bangladesh universities and Bangla students in Iranian universities and called for facilitating the bilateral scientific and academic relations.
He also pointed to the deployment of science and technology parks in Zanjan and Bangladesh, saying that it is necessary that all Bangladeshi and Zanjani researchers to have a close relations for developing ties in all economic spheres especially in IT, agro and academic sectors.
Sarker added that Bangladesh Embassy will do its best for restoring and developing the link between Zanjan Province and Bangladesh, stipulating that both sides should clarify and determine the fields for bilateral investment and cooperation in order that they could be operationalized.