Iran offers Azerbaijan to jointly produce vehicles
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 8
By Temkin Jafarov - Trend:
Azerbaijan and Iran may jointly produce cars, the member of the Iranian parliament's mines and industries commission Ali Alilu told Trend Nov. 7 during his visit to Baku.
A automotive manufacturing plant can be in Baku or Tabriz," he said.
Alilu said that automakers must do some work for the development of cooperation between the two countries.
"The quality of jointly produced vehicles must comply with international standards," he said. "The cars must compete with those of European producers. Azerbaijan and Iran has the potential to create such vehicles."
Alilu said that there is an automotive manufacturing plant in Tabriz, Iran's East Azerbaijan province. The plant has the necessary equipment for the production of qualitative vehicles.
He said that at present, various cars are imported from Iran to Azerbaijan.
"The two countries are cooperating in this area," he said. "However, this cooperation is not at a satisfactory level."
Iran exported 1,481 passenger cars worth $ 10 million to Azerbaijan in 2013, according to the Iranian media reports.