Iran’s traders, officials sit over econ. ties with Russia

MOSCOW, Jul. 05 (MNA) – Iranian merchants shared the table with officials to discuss ways to expand Iran-Russia trade in Iran’s embassy to Moscow.

In a meeting held in Iranian embassy to Moscow, Iranian merchants and officials talked over ways to develop economic ties between Iran and the members of the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU).

Iran’s Ambassador to Russia Mehdi Sanaee and Valiollah Afkhami-Rad the Deputy Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade were the two officials who received the traders’ ideas on obstacles ahead of doing business with Russians and promised to discuss the issues with Russian authorities.

Valiollah Afkhami-Rad, who is also the director of the Trade Promotion Organization of Iran, voiced his satisfaction over the growing economic ties between Iran and Russia and expressed the ministry’s readiness to tackle the problems of Iranian businessmen.

He also expressed hope that the sea rout of Anzali/Amirabad-Astarakhan would soon get into practice to ease the trade between the merchants of the two countries.

Afkhami-Rad entered Moscow two days before this meeting and met with the trade minister of Eurasian Economic Union Andrei Speniv on Thursday to survey ways for expansion of Iran's economic cooperation with that union.

The Eurasian Economic Union has an integrated a single market of 176 million people with a gross domestic product of over 4 trillion US dollars. The EEU introduces the free movement of goods, capital, services and people and provides for common transport, agriculture and energy policies. 

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