News ID: 268655
Published: 0147 GMT May 05, 2020

Iran discusses resumption of trade ties with Turkey, Azerbaijan

Iran discusses resumption of trade ties with Turkey, Azerbaijan

Chief of Staff of the Iranian president held negotiations with Turkey and the Republic of Azerbaijan to remove obstacles to the resumption of trade ties in the face of the coronavirus outbreak.

In a telephone conversation with Turkey’s Trade Minister Ruhsar Pekcan, Mahmoud Vaezi spoke about the problems of Turkish trucks left behind the Turkish border. The two sides also exchanged views on the movement of Iranian trucks at the Turkish-Bulgarian border to load perishable goods in the port of Mersin.

In this conversation, the decision was made to resolve the problems of the trucks carrying perishable materials, according to the Iranian government’s official website.

Vaezi and Pekcan agreed that the process of transportation and transit between the two countries continues within the framework of the health and hygiene protocols.

In a separate telephone call, Vaezi held talks with the Deputy Prime Minister of Azerbaijan Shahin Mostafayev about ways to speed up resolution of problems caused by COVID-19, especially the ones affecting the transit route of goods as well as rail, sea and land transport between the two countries.

The two sides also decided to resolve these problems within the next two days, based on the health protocols that have been developed.

They further stressed the process of joint trade and business cooperation be facilitated.

In this conversation, the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan also announced that the president of the country has ordered the allocation of five million dollars to provide the goods needed by Iran to fight the coronavirus.

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