According to INPIA, Hulk Bank of Turkey continues to cooperate with Iranians; About 85% of financial transactions between the two countries are done through this bank. The news was announced by the Turkish ambassador in Tehran, who described the purchase of crude oil from Iran as one of the biggest problems in developing economic relations […]
According to INPIA, Hulk Bank of Turkey continues to cooperate with Iranians; About 85% of financial transactions between the two countries are done through this bank. The news was announced by the Turkish ambassador in Tehran, who described the purchase of crude oil from Iran as one of the biggest problems in developing economic relations between the two countries. According to this news, it seems that there are not many banking problems between Iran and Turkey. Of course, the statements of the Iranian officials also show that large Turkish companies are still present in Iran, and on the other hand, the Iranians have gone to Turkey to invest.
Turkey is one of Iran’s most important trading partners, and since the beginning of this year, its name has been among the top five partners in Iran, both in import and export. Development of economic relations with neighbors is one of the most important priorities of the country’s trade authorities. This is doubly important, especially in the context of sanctions. Officials have repeatedly stated that 15 neighboring countries, plus China and India, will be our most important trading partners, so engagement with Turkey is also on their agenda. The latest statistics released by the Iranian Customs, which are related to the first half of 1998, show that Iran’s exports to Turkey are worth 2 billion and 552 million dollars and its share of the total value of exports has been more than 12 percent. On the other hand, imports from this neighboring country were 2 billion and 618 million dollars, which has a share of more than 12 percent of total imports in the first half of the year. Of course, achieving $ 30 billion in trade is the prospect of economic relations with the neighboring country, but as statistics show, there is a long way to go to reach this figure.
Massoud Khansari, head of the Tehran Chamber, and Darya Ores, Turkey’s ambassador to Iran, discussed the state of trade relations between the two countries and stressed the need to continue and develop bilateral cooperation despite pressure from sanctions and austerity measures. The Turkish ambassador also stated that his country is looking for ways to continue buying oil from Iran. The Turkish ambassador in Tehran met with the head of the Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture, noting the determination of the two presidents to develop economic relations, and the readiness of the Turkish private sector to cooperate with Iranian companies despite high pressure from sanctions and austerity.
“Darya Ores”, who has been working as the Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey in Tehran for about 9 months, in addition to being fluent in Persian, is also familiar with Iranian literature and history, and as he stated in a meeting with Massoud Khansari, He has completed his postgraduate studies in Persian language and literature. During the meeting, Darya Ors first referred to the return of economic stability in Turkey and announced that the inflation rate in his country has doubled after the economic challenges of recent years. Referring to the holding of a joint economic commission between the two countries in Turkey in September this year, he spoke of new agreements between the two sides in expanding the level of economic cooperation and that the two countries Iran and Turkey have reached good agreements to establish preferential trade between the two sides.
The Turkish ambassador in Tehran also referred to the goal of the two countries’ presidents in achieving $ 30 billion in trade between the two sides, adding: “The trade statistics of the two countries show that in 2012, the volume of trade relations between Iran and Turkey reached $ 22 billion a year. Due to sanctions imposed by the United States, the volume of economic relations between the two countries then declined and this record was not repeated. Darya Ors then stated that one of the biggest problems in the development of economic relations between the two countries is the problems facing Turkey in buying crude oil from Iran due to the pressure of sanctions, adding: “However, the Turkish government is looking for ways to continue buying oil from Iran.” Is.
He then referred to the state of banking relations between the two countries and added: “Hulkbank of Turkey, despite the pressures and threats received from the United States, has continued to cooperate with the Iranian market, so that now about 85% of financial transactions between the two The country is governed through this bank. However, he pointed to the decrease in the number of Iranian tourists to Turkey by 200,000 and said: “Over 2 million Iranian tourists visited Turkey last year, while 600,000 tourists also traveled to Iran from Turkey.” The Turkish ambassador in Tehran, referring to the presence of several large Turkish companies in the Iranian market and the continuation of cooperation, announced the embassy’s readiness to cooperate with the Tehran Chamber in order to develop economic cooperation and facilitate trade relations between the two sides.
Continuation of strong private sector relations between Iran and Turkey
The head of the Tehran Chamber of Commerce also said that Iran and Turkey are trying to maintain the level of economic relations despite the pressure of sanctions. “Although the goal of $ 30 billion in trade between the two countries has not been achieved, but in developing cooperation, ways It is not closed and the two neighboring countries can, in addition to continuing cooperation, also expand it.
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