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Iran VP to take part in Caspian Economic Forum

 First Vice President of Iran Mohammad Mokhber plans to participate in the second Caspian Economic Forum.

President Ebrahim Raisi’s deputy chief of staff for political affairs Mohammad Jamshidi said on Monday that the second Caspian Economic Forum is going to be held in Moscow on October 6 and that the first vice president is scheduled to attend the forum at the invitation of Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Vladimirovich Mishustin.

As to the fact that the forum will be held in the presence of the prime ministers of littoral states of the Caspian Sea, he said that Russia, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, and Iran will negotiate on issues such as oil and gas, energy, transportation, science, environment, and agriculture bilaterally and multilaterally.

He went on to say that Mokhber will preside over the Iranian delegation at the event, adding that some ministers and other officials of the executive branch will accompany the first vice president in order to find ways to expand economic interactions with other member states.

Some 12 specialized round tables are scheduled to be held in the forum in the presence of experts and officials of member states, he said.

Jamshidi noted that exchanging economic and trade data, absorbing investments in oil, gas, petrochemical industries, developing transit roots, improving shipping lines, establishing electricity and gas export lines, enhancing cultural and historical cooperation, creating joint banks and using national currencies, facilitating the issuance of visas for tradesmen and truck drivers, exporting agricultural products, cleaning Caspian Sea environment as well as expanding tourism collaborations are among topics that the Iranian delegation is going to put forward in the forum.

The II Caspian Economic Forum (CEF) is an economic platform and part of the cooperation between the five littoral countries of Eurasia’s biggest inland water reservoir. The forum’s main objective is to assist littoral states to overcome geographical obstacles in the way of investments in the member states.

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