Iran and Turkey have discussed ways, including preferential trade and bartering, to develop mutual trade amid U.S. sanctions against Iran, Tehran Times daily reported on Sunday.

In a meeting held in Tehran, Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) Head, Gholam-Hossein Shafeie, and the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (known as TOBB) President, Rifat Hisarciklioglu, also discussed issues of mutual concern.

The ICCIMA head mentioned bartering as a way of expanding trade ties between the two sides, saying “the two countries’ chambers could have a significant influence on increasing bartering of goods and services.”

Hisarciklioglu, for his part, welcomed Shafeie’s proposals and noted that establishing a desirable bartering system is one of the main solutions for Iran and Turkey to pass through the U.S. sanctions.

The TOBB president is visiting Tehran with a trade delegation.

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