TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran plans to send a high-ranking trade delegation to Tajikistan on Monday in a bid to help broaden Tehran-Dushanbe bilateral ties, specially in trade fields.
Chairman of Iran’s Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture Gholamhossein Shafeyee will be heading the 35-member Iranian trade delegation to Tajikistan. The Iranian trade delegation will comprise representatives of both the government and private sectors active in foreign trade.
The four-day visit by the Iranian trade delegation will take place at the invitation of the head of Tajikistan Chamber of Commerce.
The Iranian delegation is due to study opportunities for investment in economic, industrial, technical and engineering projects in Tajikistan.
Iran and Tajikistan have recently accelerated expansion of their ties and cooperation and observers believe that the good achievements gained in area of their mutual cooperation should be deemed as a result of the efforts made by the two countries’ officials.
In March, Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani and Tajik Foreign Minister Sirojiddin Aslov stressed the need for utilizing the abundant capacities of their countries to lay a suitable groundwork for the consolidation of all-out ties between the two nations.
“Iran and Tajikistan have lots of capacities, potentials, and opportunities for close cooperation and interactions, using which would be to the benefit of both nations,” Larijani said in a meeting with the Tajik official in Tehran.
He further added that the Iranian Parliament supports the expansion of the two countries’ relations, adding that the Iranian companies are ready to utilize their technical and engineering experiences in Tajikistan’s development.
Tajik foreign minister, for his part, expressed delight over visiting Iran, saying, “The Islamic Republic of Iran has a significant role in the foreign policy of Tajikistan.”
“The government of my country is determined to solve the problems with which the Iranian firms are entangled, and favors that the Iranian companies to implement the development projects in Tajikistan, particularly the Estaqlal (Independence) tunnel, which is of great importance for us.”
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