News ID: 272009
Published: 0652 GMT July 25, 2020

Iran, Azerbaijan review boosting of transit cooperation

Iran, Azerbaijan review boosting of transit cooperation

The heads of customs office of Iran and his counterpart from the Republic of Azerbaijan stressed on July 25 the need to expand Tehran-Baku cooperation in the field of transit of goods.

Given the existing actual and potential capacities between the two neighboring states, promotion of bilateral cooperation will benefit both countries, said President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) Mehdi Mir-Ashrafi, Mehr News Agency (MNA) reported.

 He made the remarks in a virtual meeting with Safar Mehdiyev Chairman of State Customs Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan on Saturday. 

Referring to the long history of customs and trade cooperation between Iran and its northern neighbor, Azerbaijan, Mir-Ashrafi said a joint border meeting is to be held between customs officials of the two countries in the Bileh Savar and Yardimli border area in the near future.

As for the request of Azerbaijan for transit of live animals to Nakhichevan from the Iranian territory, Mir-Ashrafi said, “With the cooperation made between customs officials and Ministry of Agriculture, talks are to be held within the next two weeks with customs officials from the Republic of Azerbaijan regarding to set necessary health protocols to this end.”

Noting that “demarcation of new border” will be carried out after necessary examinations are being made by the two countries officials in the Bileh Savar-Yardimli border area, the Iranian official added that the move would help increase trade between Iran and Azerbaijan.

He referred to the significance given by Tehran to promotion of its trade cooperation with Baku and hoped that bilateral trade relations will boost after the end of the coronavirus pandemic.

Resource: MNA
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