Iran, Kyrgyzstan Vow to Broaden Economic Cooperation
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Economy Minister Seyed Ehsan Khandouzi and his Kyrgyz counterpart Daniyar Amangeldiev in a meeting in Tehran underlined the need to expand bilateral trade relations and also revive the North-South Corridor.
During the meeting in the Iranian capital, Khandouzi and Amangeldiev explored avenues for bolstering and reinvigorating mutual cooperation in different fields.
During the meeting, the Iranian economy minister pointed to the foreign policy of Iran's current administration under President Seyed Ebrahim Rayeesi and said that Iran's policy is prioritizing developing relations with the neighboring states.
Khandouzi also emphasized the need for creating necessary facilities for the promotion and improvement of the activity of traders and economic activists of the two countries.
Amangeldiev, for his turn, pointed to the necessity of development of trade and economic ties between Iran and Kyrgyzstan, and stressed the unique and unparalleled capacities of Iran in the field of transport of goods, specially via Bandar Abbas to the Caspian Sea, and the desire of Central Asian states for strengthening North-South Corridor.
Turning to Kyrgyzstan's membership and Iran's observer membership in Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), the Kyrgyz economy and trade minister described the capacity of EAEU for the development of trade relations between the two countries as “important”.
The Kyrgyz delegation will visit Bandar Abbas Port later.
Iran and Kyrgyzstan held the 12th meeting of their Joint Economic Committee on 3 December 2019.