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3/6/05

Volume of Iran-Afghan transactions reach dlrs 260m a year

Tehran, March 6, IRNA -- Volume of Iran-Afghanistan transactions has reached dlrs 260 million a year.

Announcing this, Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance Safdar Hosseini told reporters on the sidelines of ceremonies to ink the document of the first Tehran-Kabul Economic Commission meeting here on Sunday, that the agreement will pave the way for further increase in trade transactions between the two countries.

Hosseini said Iran had, following the establishment of new government in Afghanistan, granted the country dlrs 500 million, adding that a headquarters has been set up, operating under the supervision of Iran's first vice president, to expedite the implementation of development and reconstruction projects by the Afghan government.

He said the establishment of the Dogharun-Herat road and Milak bridge, the power, irrigation, agricultural and telecommunications projects, as well as technical and vocational training are among the projects implemented in cooperation with the Afghans.

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