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Tehran, Iran, Aug. 4
By Temkin Jafarov - Trend:
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has given all necessary instructions to develop relations and expressed his country's desire to establish multilateral cooperation with Azerbaijan, Azerbaijani Minister of Economy and Industry Shahin Mustafayev said at a meeting of governmental delegations of Azerbaijan and Iran in Tehran August 4, Trend's special correspondent said.
"We have had a meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani this morning, where he has expressed a desire to establish the multilateral cooperation with Azerbaijan and has given all necessary instructions in this regard."
The minister said that Azerbaijan highly appreciates the signing of an agreement on Tehran's nuclear program between Iran and the "Six" international mediators.
"We would like to congratulate on signing an agreement with Iran on its nuclear program and express confidence that this will develop bilateral relations, as well as regional and international security," he said.
Mustafayev said that an Azerbaijani delegation's visit to Iran is the preparation for the 10th meeting of the joint intergovernmental commission to be held in Iran.
He said that the transportation sector is one of the main areas of cooperation between Azerbaijan and Iran.
"The transportation sector is one of the most important areas of cooperation between our countries," Mustafayev said. "The establishment of the North-South transport corridor is strategically important for us. We also intend to discuss cargo transportation via the Anzali-Baku route."
Moreover, he said that the cooperation in the financial and banking sector, which may affect other spheres in the future, is extremely important.
He stressed that Azerbaijan is ready to cooperate with Iran in other areas.
"We are ready to render any support for cooperation in the financial and banking sector," the minister said. "This area is extremely important for relations between the two countries. We are also ready to cooperate in the areas of insurance, pharmaceuticals and tourism."
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