Iran, Ukraine Need Serious Work to Boost Bilateral Trade: VP

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri highlighted the importance of closer economic relations between Tehran and Kiev, saying the two countries need “serious work and accurate planning” to increase mutual trade.

Iran, Ukraine Need Serious Work to Boost Bilateral Trade: VP

“Iran and Ukraine have enjoyed good and sincere political relations over the past two decades,” Jahangiri said in a meeting with First Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Stepan Kubiv in Tehran on Saturday.

The relations have developed based on “mutual respect and interests” of the two countries, the first vice-president said.

He further emphasized that the Islamic Republic is ready to boost ties with the Eastern European country in other areas, including economy.

“We need serious work and accurate planning to increase the trade exchanges between the two countries,” Jahangiri said, adding that Iran and Ukraine can cooperate in various fields such as transportation, the transit of goods, advanced technologies, agriculture, trade, and investment.

The Ukrainian official, for his part, said the two countries can promote relations in diverse fields, adding that they can play an important role in ensuring food security and energy supply for each other.

Kubiv is among the high-ranking officials that have arrived in Tehran to attend the swearing-in ceremony for Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday.

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