Tag Archives | Kyrgyzstan

Iran, Eurasia Ink Preferential Trade Deal

Iran and members of the Eurasian Economic Union signed a temporary preferential trade agreement in Kazakhstan on Saturday. In a ceremony in the Kazakh capital of Astana, Iran and the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) signed the accord and agreed to reach a comprehensive and lasting deal within the next three years. The document was signed by […]

Iran, Kyrgyzstan to Reduce Rail Transport Tariffs

By John Lee. Iran and Kyrgyzstan have reportedly signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on reducing rail transport tariffs between the two countries. The document was signed on Tuesday by Ebrahim Mohammadi, the deputy director of Islamic Republic of Iran Railways (IRIR), and Arman Sultanov, the deputy president of Kyrgyz Railway (KTJ). In December, the two […]

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 […]

Iran, EAEU to Start Talks on Free Trade Zone

Formal talks on creation of a free trade zone (FTZ) between Iran and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) will begin soon, the Armenian president said. “The presidents of four countries have approved the proposal that it is necessary to launch negotiating process (on creation of free trade zone) with Iran, Egypt, India and Singapore. That […]

Iran Invited to Invest in Kyrgyzstan Hydropower Plants

Kyrgyzstan’s National Energy Holding Company has urged Iran to invest in Upper Naryn Cascade hydropower plants, Kambar-Ata-1 HPP, the company said on Friday. Officials of the company said during a Kyrgyzstan-Iran business forum on Friday that Iran has been invited to invest in construction of the power plants. Kyrgyzstan’s hydropower capacity is estimated at 142 […]

Iran, EEC to discuss Free Trade Zone

Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) Trade Minister Veronika Nikishina said talks over the creation of a temporary free trade zone between the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) and Iran will be held in late June. “We plan talks in Iran (regarding the temporary free trade zone) at the end of June,” Nikishina said addressing ongoing St. Petersburg […]

EEU Moves Closer to Free Trade Zone with Iran

The Eurasian Economic Commission’s (EEC) trade minister said on Wednesday that the Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) is expected to hold informal meetings in June to study the possibility of forming a free trade zone with Iran. “(The bloc) will start informal talks on a possible signing of a temporary free trade zone agreement (with Iran),” […]

China Proposes High-Speed Rail Link to Iran

The Chief Engineer of China Railway Corporation has proposed a ‘Silk Road’ high-speed railway connecting China to West Asia via Central Asia, through to Tehran. Fars News Agency reports that He Huawu’s proposed route was from China’s Urumqi and Yining to Almaty in Kazakhstan, then to Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan, Tashkent and Samarkand in Uzbekistan, Ashgabat […]

Iran gives 30-day visas at airports

By John Lee. Iran is to start issuing 30-day visas for tourists from 58 countries upon arrival at its airports. The Persian-language newspaper Donya-ye Eqtesad says the visas can be extended by 15 more days. Foreign tourists could previously get 14-day visas at Iran’s airports and their visas could not be extended. Eligible countries are: […]