Iran Ready to Boost Economic Ties with Belarus

Iranian Ambassador to Belarus Mohammad Reza Sabouri voiced Tehran’s willingness to promote bilateral relations with Minsk in various areas, economy in particular.

“Science-intensive and innovative companies of Iran are ready for cooperation with the Belarusian Hi-Tech Park to produce high-technology goods,” Sabouri told the Belarusian Telegraph Agency (BelTA).

“We suggest that Iranian companies use the strategic geographic position of Belarus both for the development of the Iranian-Belarusian relations and entering the markets of the European Union and the Eurasian Economic Union,” the diplomat said.

He further stressed that these issues alongside with many others would be considered in detail at a meeting of the Belarusian-Iranian joint commission on cooperation in science, technology and higher education.

In May, Belarusian Prime Minister Andrei Kobyakov voiced his country’s willingness to develop bilateral relations with Iran in various economic and political areas.

Speaking at the 13th session of Iran-Belarus Economic Commission in Minsk, Kobyakov also praised the long record of cooperation between two countries and the resulting achievements.

The premier further highlighted the enthusiasm in Eastern Europe for investment in Iran’s diverse areas of industry, including manufacturing trucks, mining and road construction.

(Source: Tasnim, under Creative Commons licence; BBC News)

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