Tehran (IP) - Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Diplomacy says part of the country's frozen properties will be released soon.

Iran PressIran news: Mehdi Safari said on Thursday that so far, $3.5 billion of Iran's properties have been released, and negotiations to remove the rest of it began. 

Safari said 35 economic-commercial advisers were scheduled to be sent to the Iranian embassies in other countries, of which eight were ready to be dispatched. 

Currently, the focus is on increasing Iran's exports to target countries, and embassies are required to identify and announce each country's export capacities, according to the economic diplomat.

He said the focus was on exporting engineering services because they were more permanent than the goods.

Safari also pointed to the improving ties with Syria and said that the recent visit of Iran's Minister Industry, Mine, and Trade to Damascus elevated the trade ties with Syria. 

Also, in his recent visit to Tehran on December 6, the Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad said that Iran and Syria's economic relations were among discussed issues between him and his Iranian counterpart, and President Raisi, to deepen these relations and expand them to other countries in the region.


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