News ID: 273455
Published: 1157 GMT August 27, 2020

Iran carrying out border trade with neighboring states via 30 customs offices

Iran carrying out border trade with neighboring states via 30 customs offices

Iran’s border trade with neighboring states is underway through 30 border customs offices observing protective health protocols, said Minister of Roads and Urban Development Mohammad Eslami.

The minister made the remarks on Thursday in a video conference with Turkmen Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov, IRNA reported.

Eslami underlined the importance of removal of possible restrictions in order to boost trade relations between Iran and Turkmenistan.

Iranian borders are facilitators of trade relations with its neighboring states, the minister said, expressing hope that the volume of trade exchange with the friendly states including Turkmenistan would reach the pre-COVID-19 pandemic level.

Referring to Turkmenistan's investment in one of southern Iranian ports, Eslami said it is among important issues of cooperation between the two countries.

He called for Turkmenistan’s cooperation on safely re-opening of Sarakhs and Incheboron border terminals and removal of obstacles to implement the railroad link project in border crossings.

Sarakhs, Bajgiran, Lotfabad and Incheboron are four land border crossings with Turkmenistan located in east of the Caspian Sea and northeastern Iran.

The minister noted that Iran's foreign policy is based on developing cooperation, confidence-building and facilitating trade with the all countries, neighboring states in particular.

For his part, the Turkmen foreign minister said the two sides enjoy good situation in rail transport.

Meredov regretted that the coronavirus pandemic has imposed some restrictions on international borders.

In a related development, caretaker of Iran’s Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade announced on July 5 that 80 percent of the country’s border crossing points have been reopened and border trade is underway.

Hossein Modares Khiabani added that 60 percent of the country's non-oil products are exported to 15 neighboring states.


Resource: IRNA
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