News ID: 175858
Published: 0652 GMT January 16, 2017

Turkish trade delegation in Iran for cooperation talks

Turkish trade delegation in Iran for cooperation talks

A 20-member economic delegation from Turkey arrived in Iran on Monday to discuss broadening of trade exchanges between the two countries.

"This is the second visit of the Turkish delegation to Iran to discuss ways to develop mutual trade and economic ties," said senior Iranian trade official Reyhaneh Haqiqi on Monday after meeting the Turkish delegation in Karaj near Tehran, Fars News Agency reported.

Haqiqi said that expert meetings between merchants and businessmen of Alborz Province and Turkish resort city of Antalya as well as touring industrial units in the province topped the Turkish delegation's agenda.

The Turkish delegation included officials and experts from industrial units in the fields of construction, interior designing, industrial energy machineries, furniture, tourism, agriculture and greenhouse, as well real estate, sports complexes (spa), transportation, petrochemical, food and textile.

Foreign trade delegations from Ukraine, Bosnia, Italy, France, Croatia, Estonia and Poland have so far visited Alborz Province to study bilateral ties.

Alborz Province has about 3,500 large and small production and industrial units and is regarded as one of Iran's industrial hubs.

In relevant remarks in January, Iranian Trade Minister Mohammadreza Nematzadeh in meetings with Turkish officials in Ankara discussed expansion of economic relations.

Nematzadeh met Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekçi who is also co-chairman of Iran-Turkey Joint Economic Commission.

The Iranian and Turkish ministers discussed standards applied by Turkey to certain Iranian export items as well as expansion of the list of commodities subject to preferential trade agreement between the two neighboring countries.

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