Iran, Turkey urge promotion of technical, engineering ties

IRNA – Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci and Iran’s visiting Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Mohammad Shariatmadari, in a meeting on Thursday, stressed the need for promoting technical and engineering relations between the two countries.

During their meeting, the two ministers, who serve at the same time as special representatives of the presidents and chairmen of the economic commission in their respective countries, discussed promotion of economic and trade collaboration in a bid to achieve the 30-billion-dollar goal set for the volume of trade exchanges between the two neighboring nations.

Shariatmadari, who is accompanying First Vice President Es’haq Jahangiri in his visit to Ankara, expressed pleasure over the increase in Iran-Turkey foreign trade in a meeting attended by Iranian and Turkish businessmen.

Turkey has achieved good successes, especially in the field of offering engineering and technical services, he said, contending that the two countries’ collaboration in the field of technical and engineering services will help Iran promote to higher levels, as it has undertaken significant projects in these fields.

Zeybekci also told the gathering that Ankara is looking for assessing the business opportunities in Iran and Turkey and promoting joint projects.