MOSCOW – Iran’s Ambassador in Moscow Kazem Jalali says that economic activists play an important role in development of Iran-Russia relations.
Jalali made the remarks in a meeting held in Moscow day with Iranian businesspersons residing in Russia.
Russia has great agricultural capacities which Iranian businesspersons can use to further bilateral economic exchange, the ambassador said.
Pointing to his visits to different provinces of Russia and his talks with provincial officials there, Jalali said that they are eager to have economic cooperation with Iran.
Such capacities, along with Iran’s growing ties with Russia, have created a golden opportunity for presence of the Iranian businesspersons and economic boom as well, the ambassador said while stressing the need to make use of that opportunity.
The tradepersons, too, called for removing obstacles to transfer of money.
Touching upon North-South Transport Corridor, the ambassador said it plays a leading role in enhancing Tehran-Moscow trade exchange.
North–South Transport Corridor is a sea, rail, and road route expected to facilitate and boost exchange of goods between India, Russia, Iran, Europe, and the Central Asian states.
As Jalali noted, bright future awaits the Corridor after full completion.
After its completion, northern Europe will be connected to East Asia through Iran, Azerbaijan, and Russia.
The first aim of implementation of the transport project is annual transit of five million tons of goods.
About two years ago, Iran, Russia, and Azerbaijan signed an agreement on completion of North-South Transport Corridor project.