Iran, China seek venues for coop. on jewelry

TEHRAN, Apr. 16 (MNA) – Iran and China have discussed common areas of cooperation between the two countries in jewelry areas.

A joint session between a Chinese trade delegation and Iran’s Gold, Jewelry, Silver and Precious Stones Producers and Exporters Association was held and the two sides agreed to sign MoUs to launch joint cooperation given China’s vast gold reserves as well as its capabilities in technologies associated with jewelry manufacturing.

Chairman of Gold, Jewelry, Silver and Precious Stones Producers and Exporters Association Abdollah Mohammadvali noted “it was agreed during the session that China will collaborate with Iran on importing machines available for cutting precious stones and certain actions will be taken in the short run.

“China possesses good mines and massive gold reserves,” highlighted Mohammadvali asserting “importing of raw materials was also dealt with as a joint Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) will be signed after conducting necessary studies.”

The official deemed investment in establishing joint gold factories in the two countries as yet another axis of talks adding “the preliminary arrangements need to be made before signing agreements.”

He stressed that Iran has no diamond reserves and continued “enjoying a good jewelry market, China is eager to boost ties with Iran in areas of artworks and handcrafts.”

“The visiting Chinese delegation offered catalogs of thousands-year-old Iranian artworks suggesting their admiration of the art as well as their tendency to take advantage of Iran’s expertise in the field,” emphasized Mohammadvali reiterating that jewelry production could create great job opportunities in the country.

By Mehr News Agency