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EghtesadOnline: President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that Iran attaches importance to the expansion of relations with its neighbors and there is no limit to broaden all-out economic cooperation with Baku.

Rouhani made the remarks in a meeting with Azeri high-ranking officials led by the country’s President Ilham Aliyev, IRNA reported.

Connecting the two countries rail tracks prepare grounds for the expansion of economic cooperation through transit of goods in the region, President Rouhani said while expressing the hope that Rasht-Astara rail track to be connected to enable Azerbaijan to have access to Persian Gulf region. 

Grounds for the expansion of mutual cooperation in industry, agriculture, scientific cooperation, universities and tourism are well-prepared and ease of commutes between the two sides' nationals help deepen such cooperation. 

Implementation of banking cooperation can help broaden banking and economic cooperation between the two countries, Rouhani said. 

Free trade economic zones can play vital role in broadening economic cooperation between border regions and Iran welcomes investment of Azerbaijan in tourism sector, President Rouhani said. 

Determining Caspian Sea Legal Regime requires collective consensus of all littoral states and Tehran and Baku can play significant role to this end, he said. 

Iran and Azerbaijan continue cooperation to remove environment problems in the Caspian Sea region.

Hassan Rouhani Ilham Aliyev Iran-Azerbaijan trade