Saeed Sadat, who was speaking on the sidelines of his visit
to the 14th Iran Plast Exhibition, said that petrochemical and refining
products account for the bulk of Afghanistan's imports from Iran.
The Commercial Counselor of the Afghan Embassy in Iran
said: "Annually, $3 billion worth of petrochemicals, construction and
petroleum products are exported from Iran to Afghanistan, while the trend of
importing plastic and petrochemical products to Afghanistan is upward."
Emphasizing that Afghanistan is becoming an industrial
country in the near future, he said: "As you know, petrochemical products,
especially plastics, are present in all manufactured goods today; therefore, we
desperately need to work with manufacturing companies active in this field.”
Sadat pointed to the importance of creating opportunities
for negotiation and cooperation during the Iran Plast exhibition, and said:
"As the Iranian Minister of Petroleum pointed out in his opening speech,
Afghan companies have always been one of the good customers of petrochemical
companies and machinery companies."
The 14th Iran Plast exhibition is running with the slogan
of "global business."
The event kicked off on Sunday at the Tehran international fairgrounds.
It will run until February 10.