Iran's Ardabil province to boost commercial relations with Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 28 /Trend S.Isayev, N. Umid/
Officials of Ardabil province in northwest of Iran plan to develop mutual commercial relations with Republic of Azerbaijan, Fars news agency reported.
Head of Industry, Mine and Trade organization of Ardabil, Arjang Azizi said that Iran should pay attention to development relations with neighbor countries.
"Ardabil Businessmen targeted Iraq, Afghanistan, Georgia and Tajikistan markets, while developing commercial relations with Azerbaijan is our first priority as for our common interests with this country," he said.
"Azerbaijan has a special position in our foreign trade to provide us with access to markets in other countries," he underscored.
Azizi said that Ardabil's annual trade balance with Azerbaijan is increasing.
According to Iran Custom Administration report, Iran-Azerbaijan trade turnover reached above $500 million in last solar year (enden on March 19), which indicates 30 percent increase compared to previous solar year.
Iran's main exports to Azerbaijan include metal and wood materials, artifacts, agricultural products, plastic and building products and cement.
The Ardabil border with Azerbaijan runs 380 km in length and five of the province's nine cities are bordered with Azerbaijan.