TEHRAN, Iran, Sep. 20
Iran's transactions with Syria are moving very slow and require necessary cooperation, said vice president of Iran – Syria Joint Chamber of Commerce, Trend reports citing ILNA.
Ali Asghar Zebardast has indicated that in general the trade between the two countries is at a low level however there is the capacity to increase interactions, therefore, Iran is to attend an exhibition in Damascus in November.
He noted that the Iran – Syria Joint Chamber of Commerce is advertising the upcoming exhibition to create opportunities for Iranian businessmen.
The Shalamcheh – Basra railway project planned to eventually connect Shalamcheh in Iran to Iraq’s southern province of Basra and then to Lattakia port in northwestern Syria that would result in a major boost in transit of goods between Iran and Syria.
He indicated that transportation has complicated Iran's trade in Syria saying that Iran has made effort to open a route via Iraq to Syria which was not implemented by Iraqi officials yet and now Iran has two options one is from Turkey that currently has a closed border with Syria and the other is via the Persian Gulf.