Turkish economy minister to visit Iran soon

TEHRAN (ISNA)- Iranian Ambassador to Turkey Alireza Bilkdeli said Turkish Minister of Economy Nihat Zeybekci would visit Iran in coming days to discuss ways for the further development of bilateral ties with Iranian officials.

“Mr. Zeybekci, Turkish Minister of Economy will visit Iran in coming days in response to Mr. Nematzadeh’s visit to Ankara (Iranian Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade). The required facilities for boosting trade ties between the two countries in 2015 have been considered,” Bikdeli wrote in his Facebook page.

Iran and Turkey signed 10 economic agreements during a visit by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the head of a high-ranking delegation to Turkey in June.

The value of trade between Iran and Turkey in the first half of 2014 stood at $6.5bln, according to data released by Turkish Statistical Institute.

Trade between Turkey and Iran stood at $22bln in 2012 before dipping to $14.5bln in the following year due to the economic sanctions imposed on Tehran by the West.

By Mehr News Agency


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