Jan 23, 2018, 11:32 PM
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Iran, Belarus sign 8 cooperation agreements

Tehran, Jan 23, IRNA – Minister of Industry, Mine and Trade Mohammad Shariatmadari announced signing of eight deals between Iran and Belarus during the 14th meeting of the two countries’ joint commission.

Addressing the closing ceremony of the event late on Tuesday, he added, “We compiled and signed a roadmap for the two countries’ cooperation during 2018-202.”

According to the minister, the agreements reached between the two countries are very valuable and the meeting opened a new chapter in mutual cooperation.

Close interactions can help both countries become familiar with each other's economic opportunities, he said.

During the meeting, it was also agreed that the two countries work together in manufacturing automobiles, agriculture machinery and electrified buses as well as financing the projects, he said.

Noting that the level of current banking cooperation is not satisfactory, he said that a roadmap for Tehran-Minsk banking collaboration should be worked out after the meeting.

Belarusian Industry Minister Vitaly Vovk also said that the agreements reached during the event will pave the way for the Belarusian president's future visit to Tehran.

Inviting the Iranian minister to visit Belarus, he hoped that the agreements will help promote interaction between the two countries.

Meanwhile, the roadmap for promoting cooperation between Iran and Belarus was signed in a ceremony late on Tuesday attended by the Iranian minister of industry, mine and trade and his Belarusian counterpart.

The roadmap was inked with an aim of boosting mutual cooperation and deepening relations between the two countries’ industries ministries within the frameworks of the 14th Meeting of Iran-Belarus Joint commission.

Underlining that long-term investment is one of the major factors for promoting economic and commercial cooperation, the two countries agreed on the roadmap to secure their mutual interests.

They also agreed to raise their economic exchanges from the current annual $75 million to $250 million by implementing various trade, industrial programs and making joint investments.
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