Iran, Georgia Agree to Boost Cooperation on Transportation
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran and Georgia agreed to increase mutual cooperation on transportation at the meeting of the two countries' joint road transportation commission, an Iranian official said Sunday.
Mohammad Javad Atrchian, an official at Iran's Road Maintenance and Transportation Organization said the 5th Iran-Georgia joint road transportation commission were held in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi.
"The two sides discussed the issues of mutual interest in the field of road transportations, and stressed the need for the expansion of trade ties, especially through roads,” Atrchian stated.
He said the two sides plan to increase the volume of trade ties from the current $180 million to $300 million in 2014.
Atrchian further said some 10 thousand trucks are transferring goods between Iran and Georgia annually.
On September 9, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani expressed the hope that ties between Iran and Georgia would further expand in political, social and cultural fields in the future.
“I hope that we will witness further expansion of cooperation between the two countries in political, social and cultural fields on the basis of mutual respect,” Rouhani said in a message to Georgian Prime Minister Bidzina Ivanishvili.
Iran and Georgia have close political and economic ties and there are hundreds of companies registered by Iranians in Georgia.