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Iran, Qatar to Bolster Bilateral Trade

July 6, 2014

TEHRAN (FNA)- An Iranian provincial official said the country is resolved to implement a plan to boost exports of its non-oil commodities to Qatar up to $500mln per year.

Mostafa Salari, the Governor-General of Bushehr Province, which is on the rims of the Persian Gulf, said on Saturday that a recent visit paid by a high-ranking Iranian economic delegation to Qatar, pave the way for establishment of joint economic free trade zones in both countries. He further added that, based on inked agreement during the visit, Iran agreed to increase its non-oil goods exports to Doha up to $500mln annually. Salari said that Iran's goods which are to be exported to Qatar are mostly construction materials and foodstuffs. Both Iran and Qatar have recently augmented efforts to further expand ties and cooperation in all the different political, economic, defense, security and cultural fields. The two Persian Gulf littoral states recently signed several protocols to increase mutual cooperation.        

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Source: FARS News Agency

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