The Civil Aviation Organization of Iran plans to expand its cooperation with its Indian counterpart, an official announced. "Mutual air transportation cooperation between Iran and India is among the priorities of the Iran Civil Aviation Organization," ICAO Director General for Legal and International Affairs Mohammad Saeed Sharif said after a meeting with aviation officials in Tehran. He noted that Indians plan to build home-made passenger planes, which can pave the way for further cooperation between Tehran and New Delhi in the field of aviation. "Training expert aviation workforce for India, training expert airport management personnel, airport operations, flight control and other needed expertise as well as export of technical and engineering services are among the opportunities that Iran can seize in India," Sharif said. In relevant development, Iranian Deputy Economy Minister Behrouz Alishiri last week underlined Tehran's enthusiasm for expanding economic cooperation and increasing joint investment with India, specially by the two countries' private sectors. "Given the cultural and historical commonalities of Iran and India, there has now risen a valuable opportunity to enhance the economic and trade relations between the two countries," Alishiri said in a meeting with his Indian counterpart Arvind Mayaram on the sidelines of the World Bank annual meeting in New York. He stressed that Iran sees no restriction for enhancing its economic relations with India.