Today the Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine (NSDC) Anatoly Kinakh has met with Iran's Ambassador to Ukraine Bahman Mobarake, the NSDC's press service told.

During the meeting both parties were seeking to deepening economic links and expanding political cooperation between the countries. The parties noted a growth in the turnover between the countries and stated their expectations to boost it to 1 billion UAH per year.

The meeting also envisaged discussions on improving cooperation, especially, in the energy sector and aircraft manufacture. The parties agreed that among chief prospects there are oil and gas industry in Iran, gas transportation from Iran and aircraft manufacture (AN-140 and AN-148 planes).

Commenting on the meeting, the NSDC Secretary stressed the necessity to resolve the number of problems on organizing a bipartite intergovernmental commission's sitting on trade-economic cooperation, which is due to start in late 2005.

Anatoly Kinakh also stated his conviction that Ukraine will fulfil its international obligations on peaceful exploration of space and nuclear programs.


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