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    Two female spectators gaze at two Sukhoi Su-27 jets from the Russian Knights aerobatic team as they fly during an airshow in Iran's southern resort island of Kish on November 16, 2016

    Russia and Iran on a Verge of Establishing Own Aviation Market

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    Russian and Iranian cooperation in the field of aviation may result in the two nations creating their own aviation market which would be completely independent from any third party influence.

    Manouchehr Manteghi, head of Iran's Aviation Industries Organization, told Sputnik Persian that Moscow and Tehran may achieve significant results if they continue to further their cooperation in the aviation sector.

    "Iran and Russia could create an independent aviation market, allowing us to establish a strategic partnership. We know we both have the potential to do this, and we should keep working towards this goal," he said.

    He also remarked that Iran Air Show 2016, held on November 16-19 on the island of Kish, turned out to be more representative than the recent Berlin Air Show, "according to our Russian colleagues."

    Furthermore, a session of the High Commission of Technologic Cooperation between Iran and Russia was held during the show, co-chaired by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin and Iranian Vice President for Science and Technology Sorena Sattari. Among other things, the participants have outlined three avenues for further cooperation in the aviation industry, Manteghi announced.

    "The Islamic Republic of Iran enjoys a very good position in the aircraft industry as well as in aviation science. We have a large number of companies specializing in research and development and working on the technological advancement of this industry. And it is important that our potential is properly recognized abroad," Manteghi said.

    He added that the knowledge of each other’s potential will allow Russia and Iran to further increase the volume of bilateral technological trade.

    "Russia is ranked 11th in the world in terms of technological development while Iran is ranked 9th. Imagine how powerful our cooperation could be and what results it could yield," Manteghi concluded.


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