Trade delegation from Senegal visits Iran to boost technical-economic ties
A trade delegation from Senegal has traveled to the Iranian city of Arak to boost economic and technical ties between Iran and the West African nation.
During the meeting, the vice-chairman of the Arak chamber of commerce, Emad Mardani, said that Senegal is a suitable market for attracting Iranian products, especially in Central Province.
In the meeting, Sheikh Cise, the head of the Senegalese tradesmen's, employers' and industrialists' union, said that Senegal could benefit from Iran's technological and scientific achievements.
Iran’s authorities say the lucrative African market has been neglected for decades, and it is time to interact more with the resource-rich continent.
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.