News ID : 175078
Publish Date : 5/28/2024 10:53:34 AM
Russian envoy: Tehran-Moscow trade volume must increase

Russian envoy: Tehran-Moscow trade volume must increase

Russian Consul General in Isfahan Andrey Zhiltsov has highlighted the need to increase the trade volume between Iran and Russia, saying the current trade volume does not live up to the capacities.

Zhiltsov said in an exclusive interview with IRNA that the trade volume between Iran and Russia is a little over four billion dollars, which is insignificant considering the existing capacity.

He said the joint Iran-Russia economic commission emphasized the need to expand bilateral cooperation in space, aviation, shipbuilding, peaceful nuclear energy, oil and gas production and refining, transportation, science, medicine, agriculture, finance, education, culture, and tourism sectors.

He also pointed out that some 6.5 million Russian tourists visited Turkiye in 2023, but only 10,000 Russians toured Iran in the same year, calling for joint efforts to increase the figure.


Creating a new world order

The consul general also noted that the two friendly states could play a key role in creating a new world order free from unilateralism to guarantee a just world.

In the current situation, Iran and Russia’s support for each other at the international level is of great importance, he said, adding that holding different economic, political, scientific, and sports events is a strategic endeavor to this end.


Roadmap for Isfahan-Tatarstan coop.

Zhiltsov also referred to the articulation of a roadmap to pave the way for improving cooperation between Iran’s Isfahan and Russia’s Tatarstan cities, adding that the Russian consulate general in Isfahan plans to expand collaborations with Iran’s chamber of commerce, higher education and religious centers.

He also noted that the two sides intend to develop relations among different Russian regions with Iranian provinces such as Yazd and Kerman.

The Russian official noted that Isfahan is a wonderful, cultural, authentic, clean, cozy and comfortable city, and called for more cooperation between Isfahan and Saint Petersburg.


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