Minister: World developments not affecting relations between Baku, Tehran
Tehran, Iran, Aug. 4
By Temkin Jafarov - Trend:
The Azerbaijani delegation's visit to Iran is clear evidence of that no development taking place today in the world affects the two countries' relations, said Mahmoud Vaezi, Iran's information and communications technology minister, August 4.
Vaezi, who also co-chairs the Azerbaijan-Iran Intergovernmental Commission on Economic, Trade and Humanitarian Cooperation, made the remarks in Tehran addressing a meeting with the commission's members.
"The relations [between Azerbaijan and Iran] will continue to develop at a rapid pace," said Vaezi.
He added that during the visit, the discussions on the reached agreements would be concluded at various committees of the intergovernmental commission.
The minister highlighted the importance of developing relations between the two countries in the banking sector and expressed hope for a speedy development of relations in the customs, energy, petrochemical, and oil and gas sectors.
"We also intend to establish ties in the electricity sector," Vaezi further said. "It is pleasing that the technical work to connect the power systems of Iran and Azerbaijan has already been completed. There remains only to discuss the issue of prices, but I think it will be resolved soon."
The minister also spoke about mutual investments, noting that Iran has interest in developing cooperation with Azerbaijan in insurance, transportation of freight and passengers, transport sector, and especially linking the railways.
He said agreements have been reached for construction of the second bridge in Astara region.
"We have held talks on agriculture and decided to sign a document on animal husbandry. If the document is signed, the problems of export and import in this area will be solved," he added.
Vaezi also said Iran has interest in closely cooperating with Azerbaijan in the sector of high technology.
"There are no barriers for our cooperation," said the minister.
Edited by CN