Promoting trade ties with neighbors among Iran’s top priorities: Deputy FM

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Asia and Pacific Affairs Ebrahim Rahimpour reiterated that boosting economic relations with neighboring countries is one of the main priorities of the Islamic Republic.

Speaking in a meeting in Anzali Free Zone in northern Iran with ambassadors of Russia, the Republic of Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan to Tehran, Rahimpour made assurances that the Islamic Republic’s relations with other nations, neighbors in particular, will witness “positive and dramatic changes” in the near future.

“Enhancement of trade and economic exchanges with neighboring countries is among the main priorities of the (Iranian) government,” he stressed.

Rahimpour further described the Caspian Sea as “the sea of peace and friendship” and said the high security of the sea can guarantee an increase in trade ties between the littoral states.

The Anzali Free Zone includes range area of Anzali city with approximately 3200 hectares of land and waters to a depth of two kilometers from the coastal range.

The meeting comes against the backdrop of a new wave of renewed interest in ties with Iran after Tehran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) on July 14 reached a conclusion over the text of a comprehensive 159-page deal on Tehran’s nuclear program.

The comprehensive nuclear deal would terminate all nuclear-related sanctions imposed on Iran after coming into force.

Experts believe that Iran’s economic growth would rise remarkably after the final nuclear deal takes effect.

By Tasnim News Agency