Press TV, Dar al Salam
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian has described developing economic ties with African countries as one of the priorities of Iranian foreign policy.
He made the remarks during the joint meeting of economic and trade representatives of Iran and Tanzania held in Dar el Salam. Press TV correspondent Mahdi Abbasian is reporting from the Tanzanian capital.
Iran and Tanzania pledged to draw a roadmap to develop bilateral relations in various dimensions. One of them is economy and trade. In this regard, Tanzania’s business hub, Dar el Salam, hosted a joint meeting of economic and trade activists from the two countries.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian addressed the forum saying that developing economic relations with African countries, especially Tanzania, is one of Iran’s foreign policy priorities.
He also expressed that Iran is ready to help Tanzania achieve its development and industrialization goals. He added that both sides are determined to prioritize economic diplomacy.
More than 20 Iranian companies from the public and private sectors took part in the forum to show Tehran’s serious willingness to cooperate with Tanzania.
Tanzanian economic activists have expressed excitement over the expansion of economic ties, saying they are looking forward to the launch of the joint business forum.
Taking into account the economic potential of Africa, the Islamic Republic has chosen to expand its relations with African countries. Foreign Minister Amir Abdollahian’s tour may be the launch pad for the Iranian government’s long-term plans to expand trade with Africa.
Africa has been singled out as one of Tehran’s main targets as it seeks to expand its ties beyond the West Asian region. And Amir Abdollahian’s visit to Africa underscores the importance of the worldview that the world is not just about the West.