TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s Anzali Free Trade Zone enjoys abundant potentials and facilities to attract foreign investors, specially the Russians, Moscow’s top diplomat in Iran’s Northern city of Rasht said.
“Anzali Free Trade Zone has highly proper potentials and is capable of attracting Russian investors,” Russian Consul General in the provincial capital city of Rasht Maxim Baranov said during a visit to the Anzali Free Trade Zone on Saturday.
Noting that Anzali Free Trade Zone can play a significant role in organizing economic relations between Iran and other Caspian Sea littoral states, he said, “As Iran’s only free zone on the rims of the Caspian Sea, Anzali Free Trade Zone can enjoy the legal advantages for attracting foreign investors, specially the Russians.”
Non-oil exports from Anzali Free Trade Zone witnessed an eye-catching growth in the last Iranian year (ended March 20).
“The volume of non-oil exports from Anzali zone exceeded 258,000 tons last year showing a 95 percent rise as compared with the year before,” Managing Director of Anzali Free Trade and Industrial Zone Saeed Rahimi said in April.
He noted that the value of non-oil exports from Anzali Free Trade Zone exceeded $142mln last year.
Rahimi said that Iran’s non-oil goods are exported to Caspian Sea littoral states, Eastern Europe, Latin American countries, Northern Europe and Arab countries in the Persian Gulf.
“The main exported commodities include chemical, mineral and cellulose products as well as food stuff and textile products,” he added.
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