Ukrainian Ambassador to Tehran Sergei Burdyliak said that his country is after expanding commercial relations with Iran, tabling Kiev’s proposal for establishment of a joint trading house.
“In this trading house, Ukrainian and Iranian companies will provide the other side with their produced goods,” Burdyliak said in a press conference on Saturday.
“There are some goods whose raw materials are produced in Iran, such materials can be processed in Ukraine and then exported to Europe,” he added.
“I suggest the trading house to be registered in Ukraine with branch offices in both countries,” he said, “Trade transactions can rely on the two countries’ currencies.”
“Industrial companies can be established under the framework of the joint trading house as well to ease production of specific goods and expansion of bilateral ties,” the envoy added.
Ukraine is keen to boost trade relations with Iran.
Back in mid-November, Iranian Ambassador to Ukraine Manouchehr Moradi underlined that relations between Tehran and Kiev are broadening without any impediment.
"I have told the Ukrainian officials that the Islamic Republic of Iran does not see any restriction for the development of ties with Ukraine and it emphasizes the necessity to strengthen cooperation in the political, economic and cultural fields," Moradi told FNA on November 13.
He also underscored the close political ties and common views of the two countries on political issues, saying, "We are after the execution of several fundamental projects in the energy, industry and agricultural sectors."
"I am fully optimistic about the future of Iran-Ukraine ties," Moradi said.
His remarks came a few months after Ukrainian Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelyan called on Iranian firms to help his country in road construction and share technical and engineering services with Ukraine.
"We need Iran's help in the infrastructure field to develop our roads," Omelyan said in August 2018.