Azerbaijani president’s visit to Iran historic – ambassador (UPDATE)

Politics Materials 25 February 2016 15:53 (UTC +04:00)

Details added (first version posted on 15:47)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 25

By Anvar Mammadov - Trend:

The visit of the Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev to Iran can be called historic, Iran's Ambassador to Azerbaijan Mohsen Pak Ayeen said Feb. 25.

Agreements and memorandums signed within the framework of the visit, as well as held discussions are very important, he said during the Azerbaijani-Iranian business forum.

"As you know, 11 documents were signed during the visit. In particular, I would like to note the document signed in the customs sphere," said Pak Ayeen adding that this document will contribute to the development of relations between the two countries' private sectors.

The document on accelerating the construction of the Astara-Astara and Rasht-Astara railways, which will expand trade relations between the two countries, is also important, added the ambassador.

In addition, the envoy noted that the sides discussed the simplification of visa regime for Iranian citizens arriving in Azerbaijan.

He expressed hope that the parties will manage to reach an agreement in this regard in the middle of this year.

Moreover, Pak Ayeen said that relations between the bank sectors of Azerbaijan and Iran will be extended in the near future.

"Fruitful negotiations on reducing customs duties, transportation taxes and other expenses were also held," he said adding they hope to hear soon good news in this regard.


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