An online portal for facilitating trade between India and Iran was launched today by Dr. Inder Jit Singh, Additional Secretary, Department of Commerce in the presence of Mr. Gholamreza Ansari, Ambassador of Islamic Republic of Iran, Mr. Khaleel Rahim, CMD, STC (State Trading Corporation of India), and other Directors of STC.
The Hind-Iran trade portal is a joint initiative of STC and Douman Queshm, Iran. The objective of the trade portal is to disseminate information relevant to Indo-Iran trade, and to provide an e-marketplace for the buyers and sellers of the two countries.
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Addressing the gathering at the event, Mr. Khaleel Rahim said that Iran and India have enjoyed deep social, cultural, economic and political connections and relations that have enriched both countries.
The two countries have grown closer in the turbulent times at the peak of the economic sanctions against Iran, when it was India which emerged as a valuable trading partner of Iran.
The portal is aimed at bridging the communication divide which the business communities face, and which are interested in trading with each other.
Mr. Gholamreza Ansari also acknowledged India as a friend who stood by Iran in tough times, and supported this initiative.
In the picture above: The Ambassador of Islamic Republic of Iran to India, Mr. Gholamreza Ansari, the Additional Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, Dr. Inder Jit Singh, the CMD, STC, Mr. Khaleel Rahim and dignitaries at the launch of the Hind-Iran Trade Portal, in New Delhi on November 17, 2016