Taghrib News Agency (TNA) 24 Jan 2022 - 21:37 http://www.taghribnews.com/en/interview/535801/developing-economic-ties-with-neighbors-on-iran-s-agenda -------------------------------------------------- Minister of Economy and Finance: Title : Developing economic ties with neighbors on Iran's agenda -------------------------------------------------- The Minister of Economy and Finance stated: President Raisi's administration has put on its agenda a plan to develop and deepen economic ties with neighboring countries. Text : Ebrahim Raisi left for Moscow while the two countries (Iran and Russia) were in severe tension with the West. On the one hand, the negotiations for the revival of the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action) have reached their most critical stages, and on the other hand, the crisis in Ukraine has created unprecedented tensions in Russian-Western relations since the end of the Cold War. In an exclusive interview with Iran Press on the sidelines of the First National Conference of Iran and Neighbors, Ehsan Khandouzi briefed the recent visit of the Iranian President to Russia, saying: "The will of the two countries is based on using a new form of economic capacity to develop relations." Khandouzi told IP: "During the trip, facilitating customs interactions and also banking and foreign exchange transactions were among the issues that agreed upon." He stressed: "We hope that with the practical follow-up that will take place in the coming weeks, we will see that economic activists feel that economic trade with Russia will be easier, cheaper, and with fewer obstacles."