Diplomat: Belarus, Iran have great potential for cooperation in petrochemistry

Belarus and Iran have a great potential for cooperation in the field of oil, petrochemistry and other industries, Alireza Seyhoun, the commercial attaché of the Iranian Embassy in Belarus, told the media on the sidelines of the 24th edition of the Spring in Gomel expo, BelTA has learned.

Iran and Belarus in general and Gomel Oblast in particular have established good cooperation over the past 20 years, Alireza Seyhoun noted. "Iranian and Belarusian partners exchange delegations, sign agreements. In Gomel Oblast, these are BMZ, Gomselmash, Mozyr Oil Refinery," he noted. Over the years, mutual deliveries of products and goods have been established.

"At the Spring in Gomel expo we saw the huge industrial potential of Gomel Oblast. There are very good opportunities for cooperation," Alireza Seyhoun said.

He expressed hope that the exchange of delegations will continue in the future. "We always urge Iranian companies to visit Gomel Oblast and get acquainted with the capabilities of your companies," the commercial attaché added.

"We have a very great potential for cooperation in the field of oil and petrochemicals, and also in the manufacture of products, spare parts for industrial enterprises, mechanical engineering," Alireza Seyhoun is convinced.

Another area where, in his opinion, prospects for mutually beneficial partnership are great is food. "Several Iranian brands have already officially started working in the Belarusian market. They are ‘probing' the tastes and culinary preferences of Belarusians. Our producers are ready to supply even more products to Belarus," the trade adviser said.

"In Iran, as well as in Belarus, all manufacturing industries are well-developed. We are trying to learn more about the possibilities of the Republic of Belarus in terms of organizing the supply of goods, both from Iran to Belarus, and from Belarus to Iran. The Iranians have a great interest [in Belarusian products]. We are always looking for something new, interesting, for example, in petrochemistry, mechanical engineering, including at this expo," Alireza Seyhoun summed up.

The Spring in Gomel expo is running on 25-28 May. This year the event has brought together representatives of Belarus and 14 countries.