Jakarta Keen to Develop Trade Ties With Kerman Province
IRAN NEWS ECONOMIC DESK
TEHRAN – Indonesian Ambassador to Iran Ronny Prasetyo Yuliantoro said that Indonesia is willing to develop trade and economic cooperation with Iranian province of Kerman.
Speaking in the online meeting of Kerman-Indonesia joint commission of economic cooperation, Yuliantoro said MoUs earlier signed on economic cooperation between Kerman provincial officials and Indonesian business activists, but, after imposition of sanctions against Iran, relations were not materialized.
Indonesia needs pistachio imports which should be supplied by Kerman businessmen, he added.
Meanwhile, Iranian Ambassador to Indonesia Mohammad Azad said volume of Iran-Indonesia trade was about $2b before U.S. withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and it reduced and amounted to over $1b in 2020.
Thanks to joint cooperation between Kerman province of Iran and Java of Indonesia, both sides can sign sisterhood agreement, he noted.
He suggested forming consortium and business groups to advance economic cooperation.
Chairman of Kerman chamber of commerce Mehdi Tabibzadeh, for his part, said that the grounds for economic cooperation have been explored.
He singled out some factories in Kerman province, whose raw materials are supplied by Indonesian partners.
He added that Indonesia is one of the important countries for Iran and Kerman Province, adding that the chamber has studied the grounds for bilateral trade as he believes in a win-win trade for both sides.
Tabibzadeh further said that some of Iran’s best plants are active in Kerman that they use raw material which is provided by Indonesia or can be provided by this country.
He said Kerman Province is after exporting its products to Indonesia and in return the province would import its needed products.
He added that the chamber has invited all officials of the major industrial units in the province to prepare the ground for a bigger trade with Indonesia.