Iran’s customs, Japan’s JICA sign co-op document
Tehran, Iran, Oct. 15
The Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a document to boost customs cooperation, IRIB news agency reported.
The agreement was signed during a ceremony in Tehran, with participation of Head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration Foroud Askari and Yukihiro Kobayashi, the head of Iran's JICA office.
According to the terms of the agreement, the Japanese governmental agency would hold training courses for customs staff of Iran’s neighboring countries, including Afghanistan.
The Afghan participants would learn how to trace and identify contraband goods.
Askari said the training deal would help facilitate trade between Iran and its regional neighbors.
Kobayashi, for his part, said Iran’s customs has great training potential, hailing the move by Tehran to educate Afghans.