Iranian, Chinese provinces sign cooperation agreement

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Senior officials from Chinese province of Guangdong and the Iranian southern province of Fars signed a cooperation.

The agreement was signed by Deputy Governor-General of Fars Province for Planning and Employment Sasan Tajgardoun and Deputy Secretary-General of Guangdong Provincial Government Liu Xiaojie in a meeting held on Sunday in Shiraz city, the capital of Fars Province.

Meanwhile, Xiaojie in a meeting with the Governor-General of Fars Province Seyed Mohammad Ahmadi emphasized that that close ties between Iran and China provide a good opportunity to strengthen trade relations between the provinces of Guangdong and Fars.

The governor-general of Fars, for his part, expressed the hope that signing the cooperation agreement between the provinces would be an introduction to further cooperation between the two sides.

Earlier in February, Iranian minister of economic affairs and finance, Ali Tayyebnia, and his visiting Chinese counterpart Gao Hucheng signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to increase the two countries’ annual non-oil trade to $20bln.

The comprehensive cooperation agreement was signed in a meeting in Tehran during the 15th Session of Iran-China Joint Economic Cooperation Commission.

“The Iranian government has always been interested in developing relations with major and influential countries, and because of good cooperation in the past I think there are broad potentials for the development of bilateral cooperation between the two countries,” Tayyebnia said at the time.

The two sides also expressed the hope that the two side would achieve the $20 billion non-oil trade ties within the next two years.

By Tasnim News Agency


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