Iran, Russia call for supporting private sectors in sanctions era

December 9, 2018

TEHRAN- Head of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) and president of Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation stressed the need for supporting the two countries’ private sectors in the sanctions era.

As reported by the portal of ICCIMA, during the meeting which was held in Tehran on Saturday, the two sides also discussed the necessary arrangements for the holding of the Iran-Russia business forum.

Emphasizing the important role of Iran-Russia business forum in consolidating the economic relations between the two countries, Sergey Katyrin said, “We are planning the next event to be held with a maximum presence from the Iranian side, including the private sector.”

According to the official, oil and gas, agriculture, food, transportation and logistics are among the most important areas of cooperation which could be discussed during this year's annual business forum.

Further in the meeting, ICCIMA Head Gholam-Hossein Shafeie mentioned the importance of the Iran-Russia business forum in creating a platform for dialogue between Iranian and Russian traders, saying, "In the current situation, a new environment is provided for communication between Iranian and Russian businessmen, therefore both Russian and Iranian Chambers of Commerce are required to pave the way for development of economic cooperation.”

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