Iran, Chile to set up joint commercial committee – Official
Tehran, Iran, June 4
By Kamyar Eghbalnejad- Trend:
Iran and Chile plan to set up a joint commercial committee in a bid to boost their bilateral economic cooperation.
This was announced by Gholamhossein Shafei, the head of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture, during a meeting with Chilean ambassador to Tehran Ignacio Llanos Mancilla on June 3.
“We are keen to enhance our cooperation with Chile; Iran Chamber of Commerce is also ready to help expand the cooperation (between Tehran and Santiago),” Shafei was quoted as saying by Mehr news agency.
He added, “We are ready to host the first delegation from Chile at the venue of the Chamber. By establishing a joint commercial committee, the two countries’ untapped economic capacities can be identified”.
Exports of Iranian oil to Chile and imports of Chilean copper to Iran can resume if both sides help streamline the procedure of business transactions, Shafei said.
Llanos Mancilla, for his part, also called for enhanced ties between the two nations, saying, “Chile is ready to improve its all-out ties with Iran”.
Recently, Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, on a four-leg tour of African and Latin American countries, visited Chile and discussed the strengthening of relations.
The minister held meetings with Chilean political, economic, and parliamentary officials and delivered addresses at joint economic and commercial gatherings as well as some think tanks.