Iran keen to enhance trade ties with Azerbaijan
Iran is determined to expand trade ties with Azerbaijan and will do its best to implement the deal to operate customs checkpoint at the border with Azerbaijan Republic round-the-clock as soon as possible, Karbasian said after meeting with Azerbaijan's Minister of Economic Development Shahin Mustafayev in Baku.
Mustafayev said customs plays an important role in boosting transactions, specially in the private sector, and added, “Azerbaijan is ready to launch a joint chamber of commerce (with Iran)."
In a relevant development on Tuesday, Iran and Azerbaijan voiced readiness for easing customs regulations to help each others' traders boost their interactions.
In a meeting between Karbasian and Chairman of the Azeri State Customs Committee Aydin Aliyev in Baku on Tuesday, the two sides vowed to do their best to promote bilateral trade relations.
Karbasian underlined Iran's resolve to build the remained part of Qazvin-Rasht-Astara railway, and said that extension of the railroad inside the Republic of Azerbaijan would complete the North-South corridor which will be highly effective in strengthening of bilateral relations.
Tehran has in recent years focused seriously on development of ties with neighboring countries, including the Republic of Azerbaijan, which enjoys various commonalties with Iran in religious, historical and cultural fields. ■