Iran-Turkey Trade Ties Exceed $8bln in 2007

A03523033.jpgTEHRAN (Fars News Agency) Iran’s Agriculture Minister Mohammad Reza Eskandari and Turkish Foreign Trade Minister Kursad Tuzmen discussed issues of mutual interest in Ankara.

Tuzmen, who is Turkish side head of joint trade and economic cooperation commission, said, “Recently we have witnessed an acceleration in Turkey-Iran trade relations and our commercial exchange level which was $6.7 billion in 2006, is expected to rise to more than $8 billion in 2007.”

The Iranian minister, for his part, informed Turkish minister that by creating a strategic committee in Iran-Turkey agricultural cooperation 9 months ago, a good move in this concern started in agricultural ties between the to countries.

Eskandari is in Turkey to attend the second meeting of the strategic committee of Iran-Turkey agricultural cooperation. He added he has had very constructive and useful negotiations with the Turkish side during his two-day stay in Turkey.

He said, “We have reached a vast agreement and hope that by implementing the agreements, the non-oil exchanges level increase noticeably.”

Iran’s acting ambassador to Ankara was also present at the meeting.

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