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News number: 9107169276

13:28 | 2013-05-12

Economy

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Iran, Tajikistan Keen to Broaden Trade Ties

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian and Tajik officials in a meeting explored avenues for the further expansion of bilateral ties and mutual cooperation, specially in the field of trade.



During the meeting in Iran's Northern city of Qazvin on Saturday, the Iranian and Tajik trade official underlined the need for boosting trade transactions between Iran's Qazvin province and Tajikistan.

During the meeting, Head of the Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines, and Agriculture of Qazvin Alireza Keshavarz Qassemi said that his province's businessmen are ready to establish trade ties and deepen mutual cooperation with their counterparts in Tajikistan.

"Given agricultural and industrial abilities of Qazvin province, there is a good opportunity for development of trade and commercial cooperation with Tajikistan," Keshavarz Qassemi said.

Iran and Tajikistan have recently accelerated expansion of their ties and cooperation and observers believe that the good achievements gained in area of their mutual cooperation should be deemed as a result of the efforts made by the two countries' officials.

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his Tajik counterpart Emomali Rahmon, in a meeting in the Kuwaiti capital city late October, explored avenues for the further expansion of bilateral relations.

During the meeting held on the sidelines of the 1st summit of the Asian Cooperation Dialogue (ACD) in Kuwait city, Ahmadinejad and Rahmon studied the ongoing cooperation between the two countries as well as future outlook for mutual cooperation.

The two sides also underlined the necessity for rapid and effective implementation of joint infrastructural projects in the field of energy, transportation, industry, agriculture, economy, science and culture.