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Iran, China to exchange 5 billion dollars worth of goods this year


The Chinese Charge d'Affaires to Tehran said he expected the volume of exchanged goods between Iran and China to rise to over dlrs 5 billion by the end of the current Iranian calendar year of 1382 (ending March 19), IRNA reported.

Talking to IRNA Tuesday, he said the figure showed an increase of 60 percent as compared to the same period last year.

He referred to the volume of trade between the two countries in the past Iranian year as dlrs 3.7 billion.

According to the Chinese diplomat, Iran exported oil, dried fruits and construction stones to China and imported clothes and chemicals from it.

Iran also gets use of Chinese government credits in building its subway network in Tehran, dams and power plants and many other areas, he added.

Touching upon the recent gathering in China between Iranian and Chinese businessmen, he said the tradesmen from both countries reviewed economic and trade capacities of the two countries. Hailing Iran's decision to sign the NPT Additional Protocol, he stressed that his country supported Iran in its peaceful nuclear activities.

The diplomat further pointed to the numerous historical sites in both countries and said Iran and China could cooperate in tourism.

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