Trade volume between Iran and Africa not satisfactory: Official
The current volume of trade between Iran and Africa is growing, but it is not satisfactory, according a provincial official in East Azerbaijan.
In a meeting with the Nigerian ambassador to Iran, Mohammad Kalami, the deputy of coordination of economic affairs of the governor of East Azerbaijan, said: the policy of this government is to establish balanced diplomacy with countries around the world.
He said that although the volume of trade between Iran and Africa is growing, it is not satisfactory, and our goal is to increase annual trade with African countries to 10 billion dollars, and Nigeria can play a major role in this regard.
Stating that East Azerbaijan is one of the civilization centers of Islamic Iran, Kalami said: This province is the source of major developments in the cultural, social, political and economic fields in Iran and is the cradle of production, trade, and industry.”
He pointed out that East Azerbaijan has the largest private sector economy in Iran, The province ranks first in the country in the production of carpets, leather, food industry and household appliances, and the largest tractor factory in this province.
He pointed out that Tabriz Chamber of Commerce has more history than Iran’s Chamber of Commerce.
He also said East Azarbaijan is one of the hubs of research and higher education in the country, with large and prestigious universities.