Iran starts exports of seafood to Russia

TEHRAN (FNA)- Head of Iran-Russia Chamber of Commerce Asadollah Asgaroladi announced that Tehran has started fishery exports to Russia.

“During the last week, the (implementation of) protocol to export sea products to Russia started and shrimp, caviar and different types of fish are being exported to that country now,” Asgaroladi told FNA on Sunday.

Elsewhere, he referred to the upcoming visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to Tehran, and said, “The visit by the two high-ranking Russian officials will have multiple effects on the development of trade relations between Iran and Russia in a way that we predict an eye-catching increase in the volume of trade ties between the two countries for 2015.”

Over the last several years, Iran and Russia have had vast cooperation in different fields, specially in political and economic spheres.

The two states also enjoy special positions on the international scene and have long had constant and regular consultations on key regional and global issues.

Iranian Ambassador to Moscow Mehdi Sanayee announced in December that Tehran and Moscow planned to boost their trade exchanges to $70 billion in the near future.

“The two countries (Iran and Russia) are serious about implementing an economic memorandum of understanding (MoU) which has been recently signed at the joint economic commission which amounts to $70 billion,” Sanayee said, addressing a conference in Moscow.

He noted that Iran and Russia signed a major economic, trade and energy agreement in August 2014 which could pave the way for multiplying the two countries’ trade exchanges.

By Fars News Agency


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