Tatarstan determined to boost trade with Iran
TEHRAN – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry and Trade of Tatarstan Korobchenko Oleg Vladimirovich said that the Republic of Tatarstan is determined to develop trade with Iran and also play a role in the corridor international north-south (INSTC).
The official, who is heading to Iran at the head of a delegation, made the remarks during a meeting with Iranian Deputy Transport and Urban Development Minister Shahriyar Afandizadeh in Tehran on Tuesday.
Addressing the meeting, Afandizadeh explained Iran’s transport status and the country’s potentials in different transport fields, and outlined the details of the agreements reached between Iran and Russia during the thirteenth meeting of the transport committee of the two countries for the development of transit links.
The Minister of Industry and Trade of Tatarstan, for his part, announced the establishment of logistics centers in Tatarstan to increase trade with Iran through the North-South Corridor and the Caspian Sea, expressing the will of Tatarstan to be present and play a role in the North-South Corridor.
He also introduced a company active in the field of maritime and road transport with 5,000 trucks that will be present in the North-South corridor.
Tatarstan delegates also met on Saturday with Alireza Peyman, head of Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization (TPO), during which Vladimirovich said his country was eager to benefit from Iran’s experience in circumventing US sanctions.
“In recent months, Russia has been facing problems that Iran has been grappling with for the past 40 years, for this reason, in order to benefit from the experiences of your country to get rid of these problems, we are traveled to Iran with a 30-member company delegation,” he noted.
During this meeting, Peyman-Pak highlighted the industrial and oil and gas capabilities of the Republic of Tatarstan, saying, “We are fully ready to develop relations with the Republic of Tatarstan. Fortunately, in the new era, relations between the two countries have developed a lot and an appropriate framework for the cooperation of the parties has been laid out.
He said a working group has been set up to organize the two parties’ collaborations in various fields, including trade, industry, logistics and energy.
“I hope that today’s meeting and the trips you will have to different Iranian cities will be an introduction to the expansion of economic relations and create a leap in future trade and industrial cooperation,” Peyman-Pak said. .
The high-ranking business delegation of the Russian Republic of Tatarstan also visited the Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mining and Agriculture (TCCIMA) on Saturday to attend a business forum aimed at exploring opportunities for expanding mutual trade.
The delegation was made up of representatives of 45 companies active in various fields, including oil, gas and petrochemicals, transport and logistics, aviation, food and agriculture, health, cosmetics, chemicals , automotive, building materials and supplies, polymers, investment, and entrepreneurship.
During the business forum, the two sides discussed improving transport infrastructure and launching a Tehran-Kazan airline as prerequisites for expanding trade relations.
During their visit to Iran, the Tatar delegation also met and had direct talks with representatives of the Iranian private sector to discuss potential collaborations.
The Republic of Tatarstan is a republic of Russia located in Eastern Europe. It is a part of the Volga Federal District, and its capital and largest city is Kazan, which is an important cultural and economic center in Russia.
Photo: Shahriyar Afandizadeh, Iranian Deputy Minister of Transport and Urban Development (center) and Korobchenko, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry and Trade of Tatarstan, Oleg Vladimirovich (3rd from right)