0424 GMT December 09, 2021
Keyvan Kashefi put Iran’s four-month exports to Syria at $66 million, according to IRNA.
Mentioning Iran’s plan for $200 million of exports to Syria in the current Iranian year, he said that if this objective is materialized Iran’s exports to Syria will experience an 80 percent annual growth.
He also mentioned that an exhibition of Iran’s capabilities in Damascus will be held in the near future, and that the Syrian Economy Ministry has issued the related permit.
Iran International Exhibitions Company and Iran-Syria Joint Chamber of Commerce will cooperate on holding the exhibition, he added.
In May, Kashefi said that trade between the two countries was rising.
“Currently, Syria is moving towards reconstruction, and items in the fields of construction, bridge and dam building, electricity supply, and technical and engineering services are at the top of Iran’s list of exports to this country,” the official said.
Syria’s trade statistics show that trade with China and India has not changed in the past three years, but Iran’s trade with Syria is on the rise, he added.
Saying that the two sides are still far from their targeted trade, the official said plans must be put in place to see an improvement in exports and imports with this country, and some important steps have been taken in this regard over the past year.