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Iran, Turkey discuss trade exchanges up to $30bn

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Staff writer ▼ | March 13, 2014
Iranian Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mahmoud Vaezi in a meeting with Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Feridun H. Sinirlioglu underlined the necessity for the two neighboring countries to boost their trade exchanges to $30 billion by 2015.
Iran TurkeyIranian Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mahmoud Vaezi in a meeting with Turkish Deputy Foreign Minister Feridun H. Sinirlioglu underlined the necessity for the two neighboring countries to boost their trade exchanges to $30 billion by 2015.


"The two countries aim to reach the volume of $30bln in their trade and commercial relations by 2015 and we seek to attain this goal through planning and by removing possible obstacles," Mr. Vaezi said during the meeting in Tehran. He said that Tehran and Ankara would have a meeting of their Joint Economic Cooperation Commission in Iran next month.

Mr. Vaezi added that the Iranian government is eager to improve its economic, energy, cultural, industrial and tourism cooperation with all neighbors, specially Turkey.

Mr. Sinirlioglu stressed the Turkish government's determination to further develop cooperation and relations with Iran, and said, "Iran that has giant oil and gas reserves will be among Turkey's most vital energy suppliers in the next decade."

Iran and Turkey have in recent years increased their cooperation in all the various fields of economy, security, trade, education, energy and culture.

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