Tehran, YJC. Iranian and Cypriot officials have discussed ways of enhancing mutual economic cooperaion.
Iran's Minister of Industry, Mine, and Trade Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh met the visiting Cypriot Minister of Energy, Trade, and Tourism Giorgos Lakkotrypis in Tehran on Thursday.
Iran is powerfull in oil, gas and energy and can conduct cooperation with Cyprus in these fields, Nemadzadeh said.
The two countries' trade stands at a low level, he added.
The Iranian official also expressed eagerness that Iran could provide Cyprus with technical and engineering services.
Nematzadeh added that Iran can also export to Cyprus various mineral substances.
Iran is the 15th country for its mine reservoirs and 10th for mine variety.
The Cypriot minister in turn said that his country would like to import drugs from Iran.
He also invited Iran to launch to joint work in launching a flight rout between the two countries.
He also hoped that his country could offer Iran educational services in tourism.
Iran's export to Cyprus is currently limited to ornamental stones, construction material, and electric equipment.
Cyprus sells Iran rubber, paper, and agricultural products.