According to Mehr News Agency, Alireza Seyhoun told a gathering of Iranian businessmen at an export and business development meeting in Ardabil, "In addition to engineering services, exports of goods as well as development of industrial cooperation will also be facilitated with the lifting of financial, banking and customs sanctions."
He listed banking and customs issues as the main reasons for the slow pace in trade between the two countries in recent years stressing that the problems have largely been alleviated.
Comparing the status of Iran-Belarus trade in recent years and the present time, Seyhoun added, "In recent years, the two sides have mainly focused on exporting technical and engineering services as well as industrial cooperation."
The official further enumerated potential areas for expansion of relations including heavy machinery, vehicles, transportation as well as mining machinery.
"Proper grounds exist for increasing export of several other products like agricultural products, dried fruit, petrochemical products, plastic industry and machinery parts," he underlined.
The commercial attaché called on Iranian businessmen to benefit from Belarus' experience in the fields of industrial agriculture as well as livestock industries through joint ventures.
Pointing to Belarus's interest in agricultural processing industries, Seyhoun stated, "The country's annual export of dairy products stands at $2.5 billion while the figure for meat is one billion dollars."
He maintained, "Belarus, as an industrial country, is a business and export magnet for the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) countries."