Iran Offers Private Sector Cooperation with Kyrgyzstan

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani highlighted the ample grounds for cooperation between the private sectors of Iran and Kyrgyzstan.

“Iranian companies are ready to expand cooperation with Kyrgyzstan in the fields of road construction, energy, technical and engineering services, medicine, and pharmacy,” President Rouhani said at a Sunday meeting with Kyrgyzstan’s new ambassador to Tehran.

The president also stressed that enhanced economic and political relations between Tehran and Bishkek will serve not only the interests of the two nations, but also those of the region.

The new envoy, for his part, said Kyrgyzstan is pursuing plans for closer ties with Iran.

Kyrgyzstan welcomes stronger presence of Iranian companies in the country, Avazbek Abdurazakov underlined, hoping that facilitation of consular issues as well as direct flights between the two countries would accelerate bilateral economic cooperation.

President Rouhani, accompanied by a high-ranking political and economic delegation, visited Kyrgyzstan in December 2016.

The two nations signed five documents during the visit, including a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation between Iran’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology and the Central Asian country’s State Committee of Information Technologies and Communications.

(Source: Tasnim, under Creative Commons licence)

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