Turkey explores ways to invest in Iran's Isfahan province

Business Materials 17 May 2015 17:57 (UTC +04:00)

Tehran, Iran, May 17

By Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:

Turkish Ambassador to Iran Reza Hakan Tekin has held talks with the Chamber of Commerce, Industries, and Mine of Iran's Isfahan Province to explore ways of expanding mutual trade relations.

Turkish Airlines is ready to launch two flights a day to Isfahan, he said, IRIB news agency reported May 17.

With the energy prices and human resources in Iran, grounds can be laid for Turkish investors to come to Iran, Tekin pointed out.

Turkey's investment in Iran has surpassed $1.2 billion, while Iran's investment in Turkey has been $100 million, which can be improved, he stated.

Pointing to Turkey's experience in the tourism industry, he said Turkey is ready to share its knowhow on tourism with Iran.

Since the start of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21), 1.6 million Iranians visited Turkey, while last year, 400,000 Turkish tourists visited Iran, according to Tekin.

Head of the Isfahan Chamber of Commerce Abdolvahab Sahlabadi in turn said that Isfahan welcomes trade relations with Turkey.

Having many UNESCO-registered historical and cultural sites, Isfahan can be a destination for Turkish tourists, he said.