Iran plans to expand trade with Africa: Official
Iran plans to make use of government agencies, private sector and international institutions to expand exports to Africa, an Iranian official says.
The comments were made by officials at Iran’s Trade Development Organization during a meeting at Iran’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the IMNA news agency reported.
Hamid Zadboom, the head of the Trade Development Organization, emphasized on using the capacities of Iran’s public and private sector, as well as African embassies in Tehran, to increase trade.
Farzad Piltan, director general of the Arab and African Office of the Trade
Development Organization, said his agency and Ministry of Foreign Affairs need
to coordinate their activities in to expand Iran’s trade with Africa.
Piltan said his agency will coordinate with Ministry of Foreign Affairs on holding exhibitions and exchanging trade delegations with Africa.
Piltan said his agency will coordinate with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on holding exhibitions and exchanging trade delegations with Africa to help Iran benefit from the continent’s market.
I ran traded 1 million tons of goods worth more than $200 million with African states during the first seven months of the current Iranian year (March 20-Oct. 21).
According to the spokesperson of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration, 959,848 tons of commodities worth more than $180 million were exported to 27 African countries during the period.