Thursday, March 16 2017 13:38
Alexandr Avanesov

Minister: during nearest two months construction works on free economic zones with Iran will be launched.

Minister: during nearest two months construction works on free economic zones with Iran will be launched.

ArmInfo. During  nearest two months in construction works will start in Armenia  on free economic zone with Iran, Suren Karayan, the Minister of Economic Development and Investments, stated to journalists on March 16.

To remind, on March 7 at the session of Eurasian  Intergovernmental Board in Bishkek, Karen Karapetyan, the Prime Minister of Armenia, stated the importance of EEU-third countries trade negotiations importance.  In this context Armenian side confirmed its readiness to support the EEU-Iran negotiations process actively

Earlier Hadim Mohsen Arab Bagi, the Director General  of Aras free zone new project  (on the border between Armenia, Iran and Azerbajan) stated that Aras has a good resource for joint commercial projects with Armenia. He called Armenian entrepreneurs to visit it and to learn about economic facilities of the zone. Aras free economic zone is the largest in iran and occupies 52 ha surface. It is 380 km far from Yerevan .

Earlier Iran  Daily referring to the trade representative of Russia in Iran Andrey Luganski stated that during the visit of Iranian president Hassan  Rouhani to Russian in the end of this month the Parties will discuss the issue of free economic zone establishment between Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) and Iran.  Meanwhile, the Diplomat stated an opinion that Iran intends to export fruit and vegetables to Russia , which is a point of concerns for Russia, because the tax free import of such products could create a competition with local goods.

During the meetings with his Iranian counterparts, Armenian Deputy Minister offered  to Iranian side to review the issue on creation of joint import-export  company to support the export of  goods, including the duty free markets. Iranian side  encouraged this idea and offered to develop appropriate tools for implementation of it, the statement reads.


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