By Worldbulletin staff
Turkish Trade minister Kürşat Tüzmen, heading a delegation, will take part in the fourth meeting of Iran-Turkey Joint Economic Commission in Tehran, Iranian news agency reported.
The meeting is slated for May 6-8, and a group of Turkish tradesmen, producers and industrialists will accompany Tüzmen.
The Iranian embassy's commercial attache in Ankara, Ahmad Nourani noted that the visit aims to study ways of bolstering bilateral economic ties.
IRNA said Nourani noted that in a bid to expand mutual economic cooperation, the Islamic Republic is going to enforce preferential tariff rules with Turkey.
Nourani also said the implementation of the Article 44 of the Constitution, have paved the way for the Turkish investors to bolster their economic cooperation in Iran.
According to Article 44, the government will be responsible for deciding which economic activity can be ceded to the private sector and which should remain under state control.
Trade amounts to dlrs 2.14b in 3 months
Iran-Turkey trade stood at dlrs 2.14 billion in the first three months of 2008, up by 26.36 percent compared to the corresponding period last year, it was announced on Saturday.
According to Turkish State Statistics Organization, Turkish exports to Iran in the period reached dlrs 476.5 million, indicating a rise of 61.8 percent compared to the previous year, while Iran's exports to that country increased to dlrs 1.66 billion in the same period, showing an increase of 18.9 percent compared to the preceding year.
Turkey's exports to the Islamic Republic stood at dlrs 1.39 billion in 2006 while the country's imports from Iran reached 6.6 billion dollars, it added.
Last Mod: 04 Mayıs 2008, 16:14