Iran, Afghanistan provinces sign MoU on various fields
Birjand, Iran's South Khorasan Province and Farah Province of Afghanistan signed MoU on joint economic, cultural and security cooperation.
The document was signed in the northeastern provincial capital city of Birjand by South Khorasan Governor Mohammad Mahdi Moravej al-Sharie and Farah Province Governor Abdul Basir Salangi.
Based on the MoU both sides agreed to hold three commissions for cooperation on the economic, cultural, social, security and border activities.
Setting up a joint chamber of commerce between South Khorasan and Farah, as well as South Khorasan's readiness to create trade chamber between the two provinces and holding joint meetings to follow up issues of mutual interest were among the most important topics of the MoU.
The MoU also included issues related to accepting Afghan nationals for tourism, increasing exchanges and presenting IT products, extending the working hours of customs offices and taking advantage of transit and transportation capacities.
Besides economic issues, scientific, cultural, academic and tourism cooperation are also among private sector's responsibilities that should be taken into account, said the Iranian governor.
Meanwhile, Basir Salangi appreciated South Khorasan hospitality, saying the capacities of the Iranian province will be effective in developing commercial ties between Iran and Afghanistan.
The MoU will help facilitating trade and cultural exchanges between two sides, he added.
Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA