News ID: 277465
Published: 0220 GMT November 29, 2020

Tehran keen on expanding trade ties with Ashgabat: Ambassador

Tehran keen on expanding trade ties with Ashgabat: Ambassador
IRNA

Iran is ready to cooperate with Turkmenistan on expanding economic, industrial, and engineering ties, said Iranian ambassador to Ashgabat Gholam-Abbas Arbab-Khales said on Sunday.

“Recently, in the framework of economic diplomacy, said the ambassador, “we held a meeting with Dovran Hudayberdiyev, the chairman of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan, to discuss the areas of bilateral cooperation,” IRNA reported.

He added: “The Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs of Turkmenistan, which was formed in 2008, is a major economic organization that manages about 69 percent of the industrial, entrepreneurial and commercial activities of the private sector of Turkmenistan.”

The official said that the union covers any economic activity of the private sector of Turkmenistan in various fields of production and entrepreneurship such as agriculture, animal husbandry, techno-engineering services and tourism.

“In the meeting with Hudayberdiyev,” he said, “it was decided to expand the areas of cooperation by identifying the capacity of trade unions and economic industrial organizations.”

Turkmen traders in recent years had very good experience of cooperation with Iranian counterparts in many fields, the official said.

Holding industrial visits to get familiar with the latest industrial and production developments of the two countries after the end of the coronavirus pandemic and lifting travel restrictions, as well as holding exhibitions was among proposals presented to the union, said the envoy.

Iran and Turkmenistan have decided to increase the total value of their economic exchanges from the existing $3.7 billion to $60 billion in a ten-year period.


 

   
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