Iran is ready to start exporting cars to Russia

The Iranian Ministry of Industry, Mines and Trade has announced that two major Iranian car manufacturers, Iran Khodro and Saipa, are currently obtaining a license in Russia to export cars to it in the future.

Iranian Ministry of Industry, Mines and Trade spokesman Omid Qalibaf said Saipa had signed a contract with a Belarusian company to supply 45,000 Shaheen and Koyek vehicles, adding that the two types of vehicles would also be supplied to the Russian market.

Qalibaf did not specify whether Saipa would ship the vehicles directly to Russia or via Belarus.

He also pointed out that there is no direct contract between Iranian and Russian automakers, stressing that negotiations with Moscow are ongoing and the cars are awaiting licensing.

Last November, Moscow and Tehran signed a memorandum of understanding on the export of Iranian cars to Russia worth $300 million. The parties also discussed the terms of joint production of cars.

Source: Mehr News

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