Turkey says targets $20 bln trade with Iran

Tuzmen said that Turkey also wanted to remove the fuel oil price difference with Iran.

Turkey says targets $20 bln trade with Iran
Turkey aims to raise its trade with Iran to 20 billion USD, a minister said on Tuesday.

Turkish State Minister Kursad Tuzmen said that Turkey aimed to raise its trade volume with Iran to 20 billion USD p.a.

"Our trade with Iran was around 1.3 billion USD in 2002, but it was over 10 billion USD last year," he told reporters aboard a plane to Iranian capital of Tehran.

Tuzmen is visiting Iran with a delegation comprised of 160 people and is scheduled to attend a seminar on improving economic and commercial cooperation between the
two countries.

The minister said that Turkey also aimed to export products to Iran more easily, and import Iranian products more easily, reduce customs tariffs, and form a regional economic zone with Iranian businessmen.

Tuzmen said that Turkey also wanted to remove the fuel oil price difference with Iran.

The Turkish minister underlined importance of trade with nation monetary units of countries, and said that Turkey was planing to achieve it with Iran.


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