Iran calls for joint investment with Turkey on energy

09:51, January 10, 2011      

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Iran's Foreign Ministry Caretaker Ali-Akbar Salehi said Iran is ready for joint investments with Turkey in energy and electricity sectors, the official IRNA news agency reported on Sunday.

In a meeting with the visiting Turkish Energy and Natural Resources Minister Taner Yildiz on Saturday, Salehi underlined the need for both countries to jointly invest in the areas of energy and electricity, according to IRNA.

Referring to Iran-Turkey bilateral relations as historic and amicable, Salehi said Tehran-Ankara strategic relations should not be affected by certain countries' wills, implying the Westerners, said the report.

Salehi further said that Tehran-Ankara trade exchange value currently stands at 10 billion U.S. dollars and Iran is willing to increase it to 30 billion U.S. dollars.

For his part, Yildiz called for the establishment of joint Iran- Turkey chamber of commerce and underlined the need for further expansion of all-out relations particularly in the economic field, said IRNA.

Source: Xinhua
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