Recent Tensions Had No Impact on Tehran-Ankara Trade
IRAN NEWS ECONOMIC DESK
TEHRAN – Head of Iran-Turkey Joint Chamber of Commerce Mehrdad Saadat Dehghan says in the current condition that everyday a new sanction is imposed on Iran, revealing details of some joint actions and trade activities may be against the country’s interests, and it may force the other side to withdraw from cooperating.
Speaking to ILNA regarding Iran Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade’s agreement with his Turkish counterpart on imports of goods in exchange for Iran’s frozen assets in Turkey, Mr. Saadat said that importing goods in exchange for the frozen assets is to the benefit of Iran and will be. He added that if some action is to be taken, it should not be magnified.
He noted that in the current condition that everyday a new sanction is imposed on the country, revelation of details of these issues may be against the country’s interests, and it may force the opposite party to withdraw from cooperation.
Saadat that the chamber is working to find solutions for the problems of the country and there are several solutions, adding that it does not mean that nobody wants to work with the country, on the contrary, in the economic and trade issues there are many countries keen to cooperate with Iran. He noted that private sectors work together and they do not have any problem but this trade should not be noisy because it will ultimately harm our interests.
On the effects of recent tensions between Iran and Turkey on their trade, he said recent tensions have not have any effect on the trade, and trade diplomacy still goes on. He noted that the chamber does its best that such political issues do not have any impact on the economy and it has been so far successful.
He admitted that economic relations with Turkey are not as the chamber expects and it has different reasons but he predicts a bright future in the trade relations of both states, adding that Turkey has realized that relations with Iran are good for them and Iran in the current sanction condition has realized that it needs Turkey as a strategic country and continues its interactions.