Iran-Armenia commerce chamber opens branch in Tebriz


May 24 2004

TEBRIZ, MAY 24, ARMENPRESS: The branch of Iran-Armenia commerce
chamber was inaugurated on May 23 in the Iranian city of Tebriz in
the premises of the local trade-industrial and mines chamber.

According to Sadegh Najafi, head of trade department at the governor’s
office of Eastern Atrpatakan (Azerbaijan), said a substantial portion
of bilateral trade is carried out by Tebriz-located businessmen. He
said eighty percent of businessmen involved in trade with Armenia
are from Tebriz and the province, who also use Armenia as a transit
route to taking their goods to neighboring Georgia.

Najafi said negotiations are underway to extend the area of free
zone from Julfa toward Norduz border check point, aimed at granting
businessmen from both countries a set of privileges.

Levon Aharonian, president of board of directors of the joint
Iranian-Armenian commerce chamber, said the new branch will facilitate
trade between the two nations and forge closer ties.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS