Iran, India to sign preferential agreements

Head of Trade Promotion Organization of Iran Valiollah Afkhami Rad

Head of Trade Promotion Organization of Iran Valiollah Afkhami Rad

Tehran, Feb 28, IRNA – Head of Trade Promotion Organization of Iran Valiollah Afkhami Rad said signing of preferential agreement with India will result in promotion of trade between the two countries.

He made the remarks in a meeting with the Indian deputy minister of industrial affairs Rajani Ranjan Rashmi here on Saturday.

During the meeting, the Iranian official expressed dissatisfaction over the present volume of trade between Iran and India.

He further urged the Indian official to lower tariffs for Iranian exporters to allow them easier access to the market there for their saffron, pistachio, date, kiwi, apple and pomegranate products.

The Iranian official also invited Indian businessmen to make investments in Iran especially in the port city of Chabahar in southeastern country in transportation and other infrastructural projects.

He urged India to facilitate the process of registering companies for Iranian businessmen.

The visiting Indian official stressed the need for practicing preferential tariffs between the traders of the two countries and said this would lead to enhancement of bilateral cooperation.

By IRNA