Iran, Russia confer on expanding space, aviation coop.

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TEHRAN, Dec. 23 (MNA) – In a Wed. meeting between Iran’s VP Sattari and Russian Trade Minister Denis Manturov, the two sides discussed ways to expand scientific and technological cooperation, particularly in the fields of space and aviation industry.

Iranian Vice-President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari held a meeting on Wednesday with the visiting Minister of Trade and Industry of Russia Denis Manturov, and discussed various ways to expand scientific and technological cooperation.

Sattari noted that a considerable amount of foreign investment in the post-sanction Iran will be allocated to the field of transport, adding “aviation industry, rail transportation, equipment and technical knowledge relevant to these fields will present perfect opportunities for Russia to grow its presence in Iranian market.”

He deemed specialized human resources and the country’s infrastructure the main source of attraction for foreign investors, adding “in the post-sanction era, Iran’s aviation industry will attract the most amount of investment, since the industry has been sanctioned for over 40 years, so those with both the technology and the capital will have the most chance of success in Iran’s aviation market.”

Sattari then highlighted the significance of the space domain in bilateral cooperation, saying Iran-Russia High Commission for Technology Cooperation will bring mutual interactions in the field to a satisfactory level.

The Russian minister, for his part, maintained that Russia’s Ministry of Trade and Industry is keen on doing joint investment in Iran in the fields of aviation industry, helicopter, locomotive, automobile and energy.

He further added that in case of the Iranian side’s interest, Russia would provide Iranian airlines with aviation equipment, and find ways to remove obstacles on the way of developing ties between the two countries. 

Manturov heading a delegation arrived in Iran to attend the Russian National Industrial Fair "Trade and Industrial Dialogue: Russia and Iran” from 21-23 Dec. 2015. This event is said to give further impetus to the efforts to strengthen the trade and economic relations between the two countries and help Russian industrial companies gain ground in Iran.

 

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