Artur Simirnov, head of the chemical engineering
department of the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, spoke at the 14th
Iran Petrochemical Forum, stating that the volume of exchanges between the two
countries in the petrochemical industry has a positive dynamic.
He also expressed that the cooperation between
Iran and Russia has deepened since the doubling of trade volume between the two
countries in 2022.
Alexey Edicho, advisor to the head of the Union
of Chemists of the Russian Federation, also expressed the importance of
developing financial infrastructure, logistics, and transportation between the
two countries to facilitate growth in trade exchanges.
Edicho highlighted that direct payment based on a
fair and uniform rate is necessary to avoid risks and increase rates associated
with third-party transactions.
Additionally, he emphasized that the difference
in the size of railway lines and the lack of marine systems and cargo and
container vehicles are among the challenges of transferring petrochemical
products between Iran and Russia.
The joint cooperation between the Iranian and
Russian petrochemical industries has been successful under the chairmanship of
Morteza Shahmirzaei, CEO of the National Petrochemical Company and the Russian
With Iran being an important and strategic
partner for Russia, both countries are looking to expand their cooperation
further. This is a positive development for the petrochemical industry and the
economies of Iran and Russia.