TEHRAN (Iran News) –During a meeting between the head of the Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (TCCIMA) and the Russian ambassador to Iran at the place of TCCIMA on Saturday, the two sides stressed the need to expand cooperation between the two countries to facilitate relations in transport and transit sectors.
TCCIMA Head Masoud Khansari and the Russian envoy, Alexey Dedov, also emphasized the expansion of economic relations between the two countries and the strengthening of the cooperation between the Russian Embassy and the Tehran Chamber to facilitate business relations between the private sector companies of Iran and Russia.
The Russian ambassador pointed out the history and forward-looking activity of the Tehran Chamber in the development of Iran’s trade relations with other countries, including Russia, and by stating that the level of trade relations between the two countries has reached more than 4 billion dollars, with a significant leap compared to last year, he mentioned the measures and economic policies of the Russian government in line with the expansion of relations with Iran, and in this regard, he announced the planning of the Russian government to create a sea corridor from the Russian port in the Baltic Sea to Bandar Abbas in the south of Iran.
Emphasizing the importance of expanding the economic relations between the enterprises of the two countries, the envoy stated that the cooperation and consensus of the Russian Embassy with the Tehran Chamber in the direction of advancing the relations between the private sectors of Iran and Russia and unraveling the existing obstacles and problems will develop in the coming period.
In this meeting, the TCCIMA head referred to the reception of 12 trade delegations from the Russian Federation in the Tehran Chamber in the last few months and the sending of various trade delegations to some provinces of Russia, and clarified that with the exchange of the trade delegations, the knowledge and awareness of the enterprises of the two countries from each other will increase, and in this way, the capacity of economic cooperation will be identified and exploited by enterprises.
Khansari, in this regard, announced the readiness of the TCCIMA to develop relations between this chamber and the Russian Embassy in Tehran and to use the tools and facilities of both sides with the aim of facilitating trade and economic relations between Iran and Russia and emphasized taking measures to launch the North-South Corridor and the proper use of existing capacities to facilitate the transit of goods between the two countries.
Iranian capital Tehran hosted a grand Iran-Russia business forum at Espinas Palace Hotel on November 15 in which the Iranian and Russian traders and officials exchanged views on the expansion of economic cooperation.
Organized by the Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA), the event was participated by the 120-member Russian delegation as well as businesspeople and officials from Iran.
Iran and Russia traded as much as $4.63 billion worth of commodities over the past Iranian calendar year (ended on March 20), according to an April report by the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA).