(Persia Digest) – Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization has announced that it is pursuing talks with Turkey, Syria, and Pakistan for preferential trade, saying: “Iran hawks are infiltrating everywhere to stop our economic expansion and restrict our progress further.”
Mohammad-Reza Modudi added: “Certain infrastructures like banking ties are our priority. If this is not resolved, preferential tariffs and trade will have no value.”
Modudi said the Turkish President had given assurances to resolve the current issues; he added that barter trade was also being discussed by the Trade Promotion Organization with other countries, especially its neighbors.
He also underlined that a 13 percent growth rate for Iran’s non-oil exports during the first eight months of the Iranian calendar, bringing the total to USD 31BN and 500MM, will be sustained until the year-end in March.
Modudi also stated that the Trade Promotion Organization is planning to double the country’s exports capabilities from the current USD 50BN with megaprojects over a three-year period.
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