Iran & Taliban Sign 5 Economic Cooperation Agreements

Friday, 11/10/2023

The Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) reported that the Taliban delegation and Iranian officials signed five economic cooperation agreements.

These agreements have been announced in the sectors of transportation, civil aviation, mining, free trade zones, and cooperation with Isfahan Steel Company.

Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban’s Deputy Prime Minister for Economic Affairs, who signed these agreements with the Iranian officials, entered Iran on Sunday, November 5, accompanied by a 30-member delegation from the group.

On Thursday, at the signing ceremony, Iranian officials said that the agreement of the Joint Commission for Economic Cooperation meeting includes cooperation in international road transport, cooperation between the Civil Aviation Organisation of Iran and the Taliban, Cooperation in the Isfahan Steel company and cooperation in commercial "free zones".

On the sidelines of the ceremony and in the presence of journalists, Mehdi Kohi, CEO of Isfahan Steel Company, also said that an agreement was signed between the company and the Ministry of Industry and Commerce of the Taliban.

He expressed that given Afghanistan's numerous mines, Iran is expected to assist Afghanistan in exporting technical and engineering services related to the mining industry.

According to Kohi, Isfahan Steel Company has decided to cooperate with the Taliban in iron mining in Afghanistan.

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