TEHRAN, Iran, May.7
Iran and Syria trade is increasing, as Syria is currently moving towards reconstruction, said the head of Iran-Syria Joint Chamber of Commerce Keyvan Kashefi, Trend reports via IRNA.
"Syria's trade statistics show while its trade with China and India has not changed during the past three years, but its commodity trade with Iran is rising," said Kashefi.
"Syria is currently moving toward reconstructions and Iran's top export to this country include construction items, bridge and dam construction services, engineering and technical services," he said.
"There should be operational planning to improve export and import volume between the two countries," Kashefi said.
"We have reached a proper level in transportation. Iran does not have joint border with Syria and has been using the Iraqi border, but the whole deal wasn't sufficient," he said.
"Transportation via sea would be more costly, and it reduced the bilateral trade, but businessmen from both countries are interested in expanding economic relations," said Kashefi.
"So, there are plans to hold various exhibitions to identify tradable commodities. On the other hand, Iranian Trade Center in Damascus could be effective in increasing economic ties," he said.
"It is predicted that trade between the two countries would double in 2021," he said.