News ID: 279489
Published: 0815 GMT January 14, 2021

Iran, Turkmenistan trade up by 300%

Iran, Turkmenistan trade up by 300%
IRNA

Iran’s ambassador to Turkmenistan said on Thursday that Tehran- Ashgabat trade ties have tripled since the sixth month of the Iranian calendar (Shahrivar), coincided with Aug 22-Sept 21, 2020, compared to the preceding year.

Gholam-Ali Arbab-Khales said bilateral trade resumed after reopening the cross-border customs offices between the two countries which ended a halt caused by the coronavirus outbreak, IRNA reported.

He said that export and import through Iran-Turkmenistan road and railway have made a noticeable growth in the period compared to that of the previous year.

The ambassador added that Iran expressed concern over continued closure of border by its northern neighboring states to all countries due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Iranian Embassy in Ashgabat started consultations; and after several rounds of talks between the presidents and experts of the two countries, Iran-Turkmenistan borders reopened. 

Shipment of goods to Turkmenistan has been resumed from three Iranian provincial border crossings of Lotfabad, Sarakhs, and Bajgiran since mid-December. The crossings were closed by Iran’s northeastern neighboring country in March 2020 following the coronavirus outbreak.

Iran’s growing exports of goods to neighboring and nearby countries came to a halt this year following the spread of the coronavirus.

 

   
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Resource: IRNA
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