Senegal could be gateway to Iran's relations with Africa: Rouhani

2021-02-25 19:50:10
Senegal could be gateway to Iran's relations with Africa: Rouhani

Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says Senegal as a very important country in West Africa that could be the gateway to Iran's relations with the continent.

Rouhani made the comments on Wednesday while receiving the credentials of the new Senegalese ambassador in Tehran, according to the Mehr news agency.

He emphasized on the development and deepening of political and economic relations, noting the increase in cooperation in the fields of science, culture, technology and academia, as well as Islamic sciences.

Iran’s president named Senegal as a very important country in West Africa, which could be the gateway to Iran's relations with African countries.

Senegal’s new ambassador said his most important goals during his mission in Iran is to expand relations between the two countries.

Iran allocates 200 million euros for promoting exports to Africa

Iran’s National Development Fund (NDF) has opened a €200 million credit line for expanding exports of Iranian commodities and services to African countries.

The fund has been allocated as part of a $2-billion support package which has been allocated by NDF for developing the country’s non-oil exports, said Farzad Piltan, a senior official in Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization (TPO).

Over the past few years, the Iranian government has been pursuing new plans to promote the country’s exports of non-oil goods and services to new markets in order to reduce the country’s economic dependence on oil revenues.

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