Afghanistan nods to reopen Iran’s chamber of commerce
Baku, Azerbaijan, Mar. 13
By Fatih Karimov - Trend: Afghanistan has agreed to reopen Iran's chamber of commerce.
Mahmoud Siadat, the chairman of Iran-Afghanistan joint chamber of commerce, said that Afghanistan has consented to reopen Iran's chamber of commerce after 13 years of follow-up, Iran's ISNA news agency reported March 13.
"Members of Iran-Afghanistan joint chamber of commerce have increased from 30 to 130 over the past two years," he added.
Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Hassan Ghashghavi said in November 2014 that trade turnover between Iran and Afghanistan reaches $4 billion.
The official said that the South Khorasan province, with over 460 kilometers of joint border with Afghanistan could play a significant role in boosting level of Tehran-Kabul trade.
Afghanistan was the fourth biggest importer of Iranian goods during the first seven months of the current Iranian fiscal year (March 21 - October 22).
The Islamic Republic exported $1.335 billion worth of goods to its eastern neighbor during the period.
Edited by CN