Tehran-Rome Trade Hit $2.3b Last Year
Irano-Italian trade exchanges during 1999 reached $2.3 billion, Iranian Industries Minister Gholamreza Shafei announced in Rome on Thursday, quoted by Iran Daily.
Addressing a one-day gathering on trade opportunities in Iran, Shafei added that the most important objectives of Iran’s three economic development plans were reconstructing the country’s economic infrastructure, which was drastically undermined during eight years of Iranian-Iraqi war, encouraging investments, boosting production and reorienting the country’s economy from importing to exporting.
“Trade liberalization, privatization, elimination of monopolies and decentralization are among pivotal goals of the Third Economic development Plan (2000-2005),” he said.
The one-day gathering was attended by some 200 managers and representatives of Italian industrial units as well as chairman of that country’s foreign trade institute, director of Italy’s export insurance company and a number of officials from their industrial and economic ministries, according to Iran Daily – Albawaba.com
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