Iran seeks to boost added-value goods exports

Business Materials 19 October 2014 15:42 (UTC +04:00)

Tehran, Iran, Oct. 19
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Iran's first vice-president Is'haq Jahangiri said that the country needs to boost added-value goods exports.

"Exporting crude materials is not successful. We need to try harder to export added-valuegoods," he said, Iran's Fars News Agency reported October 19.

"We also need to use the position of the country in the region to increase swap and transit deals," he noted.

The official went on to note that the Russians are eager to boost trades with Iran.

"The Russians welcome Iranian goods in their market," Jahangiri added.

Tehran is currently examining the possibility of exporting fruits and agricultural products to Moscow.

During an official visit to Tehran by a high-ranking Russian delegation, the country officially requested Iran to increase its agricultural products and food stuff exports to Moscow to meet the country's domestic demands.

The Head of Iranian Dairy Industries Union Mohammad Reza Esmaeeli also said October 13 that Iran is considering the possibility of exporting dairy products to Russia.