Minister: Iran Continuing Border Trade with Neighboring States via 30 Customs Offices
TEHRAN (FNA)- Minister of Road and Urban Development Mohammad Eslami said on Thursday that Iran's border trade with neighboring countries is underway through tens of border customs offices by observing health protocols safeguards.
Eslami made the remarks in a video conference with Turkmen Foreign Minister Rashid Meredov.
Iranian borders are facilitators of trade relations with the neighboring states and there are currently 30 customs office which are operating in this field, the Iranian minister said, expressing hope that the volume of trade exchanges with the friendly countries, including Turkmenistan would reach the previous level before the coronavirus epidemic.
Eslami underlined the importance of removal of any restrictions in order to boost trade between Iran and Turkmenistan.
He called for Turkmenistan cooperation for safely re-opening Sarakhs and Incheboron border terminals and remove obstacles to railroad link in border crossings.
Sarakhs, Bajgiran, Lotfabad and Incheboron are four land border crossings with Turkmenistan in east of the Caspian Sea and northeastern Iran.
In a releveant development, caretaker of Ministry of Industry, Mine and Trade Hossein Modarres Khiabani announced on July 5 that 80 percent of the border crossings have reopened and border trade is underway.
Modarres Khiabani said that 60 percent of the country's non-oil products are exported to 15 neighboring states.