June 16, 2016
An Iranian car maker has called for expansion of trilateral ties with Turkish and Azerbaijani carmakers.
In an interview with Trend, the vice-chairman of the board of directors of Iran’s Rakhsh Khodro Diesel Company, Akbar Mirza-Hosseini, said that there are several areas for cooperation between Iranian, Azerbaijani and Turkish carmakers.
According to him regional cooperation between the carmakers can benefit all three sides.
Akbar Mirza-Hosseini said that there is also a common area for cooperation between Iranian and Turkish auto-parts makers as the products of Renault, a French multinational automobile manufacturer, are assembled in both, Iran and Turkey.
They also can work together on producing tractors, he added.
Meanwhile, cars made in France, South Korea, Germany and Japan are supplied in three countries of Iran, Azerbaijan and Turkey which creates an excellent chance for cooperation between regional carmakers.
The International Organization of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA) said in a report June.6 that Iran manufactured 884,866 sedans and 97,471 commercial vehicles in 2015.
According to the OICA, Iran shared some 0.9 percent of the total car production in the world, which was 90.78 million.