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Iran-Afghanistan transactions stand at dlrs 500M: Official

Tehran, Dec 22, IRNA - The deputy commerce minister on Monday put the volume of Iran-Afghanistan trade transactions at dlrs 500 million annually. Mehdi Ghazanfari made the remark while addressing the First International Seminar on Afghanistan's Economic Reconstruction.

Referring to the two countries' age-old relations and cultural commonalties, he added the figure could reach four billion dollar in near future.

Ghazanfari also voiced Iran's readiness to exchange its valuable experiences with Afghanistan in all arenas.

Pointing to the implementation of 223 technical and engineering projects by Iranian companies in 33 countries, he urged the Iranian companies to help Afghanistan in this respect.

The First International Seminar on Afghanistan's Economic Reconstruction opened at Olympic Hotel in Tehran on Monday.

The event will end on December 25.

In addition to Iranian experts, some 150 Afghan experts and businessmen are participating in the seminar.

Afghanistan's political and economic conditions and Kabul-Tehran interaction are among the issues to be discussed during the event.

The seminar is sponsored by Iran's Trade Development Organization and the private sector.

Iranian companies concluded deals worth of $200m with Iraqis

Kermanshah, Dec 22, IRNA - Iranian companies concluded agreements worth of dlrs 200 million with their Iraqi counterparts during an exhibition featuring Iran's capabilities in Suleimanieh, said head of Kermanshah Chamber of Commerce.

Speaking to IRNA Monday, Keywan Kashefi added that Kermanshah province was successful in holding the event, whose achievements should not be forgotten.

One of the experiences gained from the event is that standardization and using modern styles for packaging will help promote Iran's presence in Iraq's market, he said.

Iran's tourism pavilion participated actively in the exhibit, he said, hoping that necessary conditions will be paved for Iraqi tourists' visit to Iran.

Stressing the need to organize specialized exhibits, especially in the field of exporting engineering and technical services to Iraq, Kashefi added that it will guarantee Iranian companies' presence in the country's market.

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