Africa holds very significant place in Iran’s balanced foreign policy
Iran foreign ministry says Africa holds a very significant place in the Islamic Republic’s balanced foreign policy.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh made the comments in a message on his Twitter page, which was accompanied with a short report of his recent visit to Senegal.
"Started my African visit in Senegal, the gateway to W Africa," he wrote in a post.
"Held meetings w/ senior officials & civil society leaders & visited Gorée island where I traveled back to era of unspeakable cruelty of Western slavery," Khatibzadeh added.
ran plans to make use of government agencies, private sector and international institutions to expand with trade with Africa.
Experts say trade and economic cooperation between Iran and African nations are far less than the capacities and mutual interests of the two sides.
They say the main obstacles for trade between Iran and Africa is the lack of direct sea and air transportation infrastructures, high marketing and transportation costs.