Dec 14, 2019, 7:35 AM
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EEC chief praises Iran envoy’s efforts

Moscow, Dec 13, IRNA - Chairman of the board of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) Tigran Sargsyan described as important Iran’s joining to EEC and thanked Iranian envoy to Russia Mehdi Sanaei for his efforts for signing the agreement.

Sargsyan said Iran’s joining to Eurasian Economic Commission has prepared a suitable opportunity for the member states for developing ties.

He added that the negotiations between Iran and EEC was complicated and long-standing but all obstacles have been removed.

He expressed hope for Iran and Russia to take implementation of agreements serious.

Meanwhile, Sanaei referred to good cooperation between two countries, saying cooperation and paying attention to region has special position in Iran’s foreign policy.

He also called for implementing facilities agreed by member states for exporting Iranian goods.

The agreement consists of 862 products, 360 of which have been given by Iran to Eurasia and 502 others by Eurasia to Iran.

Earlier, Iranian Energy Minister Reza Ardakanian said that Iran's accession to Eurasian Economic Union will help boost Iran's non-oil exports.

The Eurasian Economic Union, also known as the Eurasian Union, is a political and economic union of states located in central and northern Eurasia.

The treaty aiming for the establishment of the EAEU was signed on May 29, 2014 by the leaders of Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia, and came into force on January 1, 2015.

Taking advantage of tariff discounts for exporters to the EEU, including Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Armenia, is among advantages of joining this agreement.


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