Syria suitable market for Iran's goods

Tehran, Oct 20, IRNA - Chairman of Tehran's Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture said that given the fact that export tariffs for Syrian exports to the Arab countries are zero, this country can be the source of Iranian goods.

Masoud Khansari made the remarks on Saturday at the first Iranian-Syrian trade summit while expressing his satisfaction with the process of resuming the two countries' interactions.

'For the first time, the Syrian business delegation has come to Iran,' he added.

“Syria has been involved in many wars before, so we hope we can play a key role in the current situation in the Syrian markets,” Khansari further said.

Khansari reiterated that studies show that we can cooperate with the Syrian side, and Iran has a more active role in the export of goods.

Secretary of Iran-Syria Cooperation Headquarters Hassan Danaeefar also said at the first Iranian-Syrian trade summit that eight years ago few thought that the Syrian army and its supporters would achieve this victory.

He stated that the westerners and some reactionary states of the region thought that sovereignty would change in Syria, but none of those ambitions were achieved with plans and measures.

The first vice president advisor called the volume of trade exchanges between the two countries as limited, and said, 'Why do we have about $160 million in economic transactions despite the extensive political relations between the two countries?'

“Why we don't have a joint bank and why have'nt the Syrian and Iranian companies registered in other countries?” He continued.

Danaeefar told the Syrian delegation that Iran is ready to expand economic relations in various fields, joint ventures, trade exchanges and trade with the national currency of the two countries with Syria.

Referring to the formation of a land, sea and air transportation company, as well as establishment of joint chambers between Iran and Syria, he added, 'With this tool, trade relations between the two countries can be enhanced.'

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