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News number: 8711081475

16:09 | 2009-01-27

Economy

نسخه چاپي ارسال به دوستان

Turkey Aims to Raise Trade with Iran to $20bln

TEHRAN (FNA)- Turkey aims to raise its trade with Iran to USD20 billion, a minister said on Tuesday.



Turkish State Minister Kur?ad Tuzmen said that Turkey aimed to raise its trade volume with Iran to USD20 billion.

"Our trade with Iran was around USD1.3 billion in 2002, but it was over USD10 billion last year," he told reporters aboard a plane to Iranian capital of Tehran.

Tuzmen is visiting Iran with a delegation comprised of 160 people and is scheduled to attend a seminar on improving economic and commercial cooperation between the two countries.

The minister said that Turkey also aimed to export products to Iran more easily, and import Iranian products more easily, reduce customs tariffs, and form a regional economic zone with Iranian businessmen.

Tuzmen said that Turkey also wanted to remove the fuel oil price difference with Iran.

The Turkish minister underlined importance of trade with national monetary units of countries, and said that Turkey was planning to achieve it with Iran.