Iran keen to increase trade with Russia to $40 bln, says oil minister

TASS Russian News Agency | May 25, 2022 at 10:54 AM

TEHRAN, May 25. /TASS/. Tehran is keen to bring trade turnover with Russia to $40 bln, Iranian Oil Minister Javad Ouji said at a meeting with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak in Tehran on Wednesday.

"Iran's government is keen to develop relations with Russia in a move to increase trade turnover to $40 bln," he said, adding that "for this purpose a special working group has been set up, which is headed by first vice president of Iran [Mohammad Mokhber], which also contains various ministers, while its work is monitored by the country's president [Ebrahim Raisi]."