Iran, Ukraine focus on expanding trade ties
TEHRAN – Iranian Deputy Speaker Ali Nikzad and Iran-Ukraine Parliamentary Friendship Group Leader Andrey Vladimirovich Bogdanets stressed the need to expand mutual ties between the two countries in various fields, including mining, energy, agriculture and chemicals.
In a meeting on Tuesday, officials exchanged views on developing trade and economic relations between the two countries, Iran and Ukraine.
Speaking at the meeting, Nikzad underlined the great potential of the two countries for strengthening bilateral trade relations, saying that the current volume of trade between the two countries is not commensurate with the existing capacities and that it is necessary that both sides improve the level of Trade.
The parliaments of the two countries also have a great capacity to develop relations, and parliamentary cooperation is Ukraine’s priority to expand bilateral relations, Nikzad stressed, adding that the parliaments of the two countries can pave the way for the development of cooperation in all other sectors.
Vladimirovich for his part confirmed Nikzad’s remarks on the low level of trade and economic relations between Iran and Ukraine and expressed the hope that this shortcoming would be resolved through dialogue between political, parliamentary and industry representatives. private of both parties.
He further called for the expansion of cooperation and said that the Ukrainian parliament welcomes the expansion of bilateral relations with the Iranian parliament (Majlis) and wishes to continue the dialogue between the representatives of the two countries in the groups. parliamentary friendship in order to facilitate cooperation.
Last May, the Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture of Iran (ICCIMA) organized a specialized online meeting in collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Ukraine (UCCI) to explore ways to expand trade relations between the two countries.
The virtual event brought together the head of the chambers of commerce of the two countries, the head of the Joint Iran-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce, as well as officials and representatives of the private sector from both sides.
Cooperation in the agricultural sector was at the center of the mentioned event since most of the trade between the two countries during the previous year was related to agricultural products.
Photo: Iranian deputy speaker Ali Nikzad (right) and Iran-Ukraine parliamentary friendship group leader Andrey Vladimirovich Bogdanets