The protocol on ports cooperation between the two countries
of Iran and Cuba was signed by CEO of Iranian Ports and Maritime Organization
(PMO) and the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Cuba in Tehran on
Tuesday in the course of Iran-Cuba Joint Economic Cooperation Commission.
In the signing ceremony, Ali Akbar Safaei, Deputy Roads
Minister pointed to the policies adopted by Iranian government in establishing
economic cooperation with neighboring countries and also those countries which
share the same views with Iran’s policies in the international arena and stated
that very good and important documents were inked between officials of the two
countries, one of which is the signing of a port cooperation protocol between
Iranian and Cuban governments.
Cooperating with Cuba in the field of ports including joint
investment in ports is one of the main issues of the document, he said.
Upon signing of this document and negotiations made in this
regard, maritime trade between Iran and Cuba in the field of shipping and
exchange of goods as well as exporting of goods from Cuba to Iran was developed
considerably, Safaei continued.
Development of maritime and port cooperation in
International Maritime Organization (IMO) in line with securing the common
interests of the two countries in international bodies was another issue that
was discussed in the course of signing the cooperation document, the deputy
roads minister added.
He expressed hope that the two countries would witness a
considerable boom in bilateral trade.