Tehran, Bishkek seek to boost trade to $100m

December 7, 2008

TEHRAN – The Iranian and Kyrgyz foreign ministers announced here on Saturday that the two countries plan to increase annual bilateral trade to 100 million dollars.

In a joint news conference, Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki stated that the fact that embassies have been opened in Tehran and Bishkek indicates that the two countries are eager to expand their ties.
He expressed hope that Iran and Kyrgyzstan, as members of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO), have great potential to broaden their economic activities in the region, the Mehr News Agency reported.
Kyrgyz Foreign Minister Ednan Karabayev said that he has held talks with Mottaki on the expansion of relations, particularly in the transportation and agricultural sectors