Iran's Exports to Caspian Sea Littoral States Exceeds $320mln in 3 Months
TEHRAN (FNA)- Spokesman for the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) Seyed Rouhollah Latifi put the country’s value of products exported to the Caspian Sea littoral states in the first three months of the current year (started March 21, 2021) at $329 million.
"Over 1,024,000 tons of non-oil products, valued at $328,917,000, were exported to the four Caspian Sea littoral states of Russia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan in the first quarter of the current Iranian calendar year (from March 21 to June 21)," Latifi said.
Referring to the volume of products imported from these four countries into the Iran, Latifi said that 579,000 tons of non-oil products, valued at $353 million, were imported into the country from Russia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan in the same period.
In relevant remarks in mid-July, Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Diplomacy Seyed Rasoul Mohajer called for the expansion of cooperation among countries of the region in economy and trade fields.
"There are many cultural and civilizational commonalities in the region that have led to historical cohesion among nations and the requirements of the modern world require us to recreate this valuable heritage at all political, economic, commercial and cultural-human levels," Mohajer said while addressing the International Conference on Regional Connectivity of Central and South Asia in Uzbekistan.
He pointed to the intra-regional trade and the expansion of transportation and the development of transport infrastructure as elements of developing relations between the countries of the region, and highlighted the advantages of the Islamic Republic of Iran in connecting the two regions of Central Asia and South Asia to each other.
Mohajer called for cooperation by the landlocked countries and regional transit countries such as Pakistan and Turkey in the form of ECO transport corridors.
He also urged implementation of the projects related to the North-South corridors, TRACECA, Persian Gulf-Black Sea, as well as the Rasht-Astara-Azerbaijan railway and the Shalamcheh-Basra railway.
The International Conference “Central and South Asia: Regional Connectivity, Challenges and Opportunities" was held at the initiative of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev in Tashkent.
The forum was aimed at strengthening historically close and friendly ties, trust and good-neighborliness between Central and South Asia in the interests of all peoples and countries of both regions.