Iran soon to host summit of Caspian countries’ commerce chambers
Tehran, Iran, Apr. 26
By Temkin Jafarov, Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:
On Apr. 29 and 30, Iran will host the 15th summit of the chambers of commerce of the Caspian Sea littoral countries, the public relations office of Iran's Anzali Free Zone told Trend Apr. 26.
The summit will be hosted by the Anzali Free Zone at an initiative made by CEO Reza Masroor at the 14th summit held in Russia's Astrakhan last year.
"One of the major problems with Caspian Sea littoral countries, after the fall of the Soviet Union, has been the lack of governmental or non-governmental organizations that would conduct cooperation between the states," according to the public relations office.
The Anzali Free Zone public relations office went on to say the chambers of commerce have been the only organizations executing such a task, indicated by the fact that they have held these summits for 15 years.
The first day of the summit will include a plenary, as well as some panels by chambers of commerce officials and private sector figures.
On the second day, the guests will visit the Caspian Mine, Port Anzali, which is the largest active Iranian port in the Caspian Sea, foreign-owned factories, as well as tourist attractions in the free zone.
Besides 100 heads and members of the Caspian Sea littoral countries' chambers of commerce, 400 Iranian tradesmen will attend the summit.
Akbar Turkan, the secretary of Iran's High Council on Free Zones and advisor to President Hassan Rouhani, as well as Mohammad Nahavandian, the current head of the Iranian presidential staff and former president of Iran Chamber of Commerce Industries and Mines, will also attend the summit.