Iran: Volume of Trade Exchange with Afghanistan, Pakistan will Rise to $5B
The Iranian Presidential advisor, Saeed Mohammad, says that increasing the volume of trade exchange with the countries of the East is Iran's goal.
The Iranian Executive Director of Iranian Free and Economic Zones, Saeed Mohammad, revealed that the volume of trade exchange between Iran on one side and Afghanistan and Pakistan on the other is expected to rise to $5 billion.
Mohammad announced, in a press statement, that the volume of trade exchange between Iran and these two countries currently stands at $1.5 billion, with intentions to raise it to $5 billion.
He pointed out that increasing the volume of trade exchange with eastern countries is a goal for Iran, noting that the Supreme Council of Iranian Free and Economic Zones is preparing an action plan to start free economic activities in the Sistan region in southeast Iran.
Mohammad added that infrastructures such as Zabul Airport and the new railway line between Chabahar and Zahedan, which is connected to the Milk border port, provide an appropriate opportunity for the development of commercial activities in this region.
He referred to the new city of Ramshar as the appropriate place to construct a free trade zone and the development of commercial activities with Afghanistan.