Iran to set up building, energy expo in Turkmenistan
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug.2
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:
Iran will set up a specialized exhibition on water and power, oil and gas, as well as building services in Turkmenistan's capital city of Ashgabat on August 6-8.
The Trade Promotion Organization of Iran, the Turkmen Chamber of Commerce, and the Iranian embassy in Ashgabat will jointly organize the exhibition, Iran's IRNA reported on August 2.
Trade between Iran and Turkmenistan amounted to $994.5 million in the previous Iranian calendar year, which ended on March 20, 2014, according to the Iran Customs Administration.
Iran exported $859.4 million worth of non-oil goods to Turkmenistan and imported $135.08 million worth of non-oil goods from Turkmenistan.
A recent report by the Trade Promotion Organization of Iran on Iran-Turkmenistan trade relations shows that the two countries held six cooperation meetings between 2001 and 2012.
The most important documents exchanged between the two countries were trade agreements on encouraging and supporting investment, agreements on avoidance of double taxation, and memorandum of understanding on business cooperation.
Iran is reportedly Turkmenistan's second largest trade partner after Russia.
The Islamic Republic exports machinery, construction materials, sedans, buses, food stuff, agricultural and petrochemical products, electrical products and home appliances to Turkmenistan, and imports natural gas, electricity, textiles and agricultural products from its northern neighbor.