Iran and Senegal can be a good business partners …
The head of the Senegalese trade delegation said: Senegalese people are satisfied with the quality of Iranian goods due to the good quality, strong industry, high technology and reasonable price. Sheikh Cisse, the high economic adviser to the president of Senegal and the head of the trade union of this country, at the meeting of Iranian economic activists in the Iranian Chamber of Commerce said: In this trip, which was done with the coordination of the ambassadors of Iran and Senegal in the two countries and with the invitation and planning of the Iran and Africa Business Club. We reached almost all our goals and while thanking the foreign ministries of the two countries, we had many negotiations with manufacturers and businessmen of various industries in Iran.
While conveying the greetings of the President of Senegal to the government and people of Iran, he added: We have been visiting Iranian companies and production units for about 6 days which was planned by the Iran and Africa Business Club. And we are also aware of the fact that the problems of transportation and financial movement have been a great obstacle in the development of relations. So we are happy that Iranian companies have found ways to overcome these two problems caused by sanctions. Iran can be a destination for Senegal’s goods and minerals and Iranian quality products will also have a place for our country.
The head of the Senegalese trade union said: Our return to Iran after few months is a sign of our country’s determination to buy Iranian goods. Even the countries around us, such as Guinea and Gambia, expect us to follow up on the entry of Iranian goods into their country and trade exchange with Iran. During this trip, we achieved many of our goals to conclude contracts with Iranian companies.
Sheikh Cisse continued: My colleagues and I are pleased with our visits to Iran due to its strong industry and high technology. Iran’s industries have good conditions and high potential for trade exchanges, and Iran and Senegal can be good business partners. In the end, he added: Business in Senegal is not influenced by any country and it is an environment of free participation of economic activists in the discussion of investment in mines and extraterritorial cultivation.
In the continuation of this meeting, Seyed Ruhollah Latifi, the deputy official of the Iran and Africa Business Club, said: “Business with African countries has been announced in the country’s policies for more than two decades”. There have been many ups and downs in the case of Senegal. In the eighties, our trade reached more than 16 million dollars, but unfortunately, this amount decreased in different years and reached two million four hundred thousand dollars last year, and this year, in ten months, it was less than 600 thousand dollars. We at the Iran and Africa Business Club, in cooperation with all private sector organizations in Iran, including the House of Samat, the Chamber of Commerce, the Chamber of Guilds and specialized organizations, are looking for the prosperity of business between individual African countries and Iran. He added: In the invitation of this Senegalese delegation and the negotiations of the past few days in the Khodur industry, food industry, construction materials, and smart general industries, we came close to good results that Iranian companies are about to conclude an executive agreement with Senegalese businessmen. So that the desired goods will be exported to Senegal regularly from the beginning of the year. And if there is no problem in this regard and the contracts are implemented, next year our country’s exports to Senegal will hit a record and will reach more than 40 million dollars.
Sayed Latifi Continued: Iran and Africa Business Club, as the coordinator of Iran’s business interaction with 54 African countries and its presence in these countries regarding Senegal, also provides proposals for production and commercial units to be operationalized by the unions and organizations of the private sector in Senegal. And this action is not only limited to the Senegalese delegation’s presence in Tehran.
Also, in this meeting, Masoud Brahman, the head of the Iran and East Africa Joint Chamber of Commerce, as the only joint chamber with African countries, while referring to the important event regarding Africa which will be held next week in Tehran said: The international economic cooperation summit between Iran and 15 West African countries will be held in Tehran from the 15th to the 17th of March at the level of heads of state and ministers.
He said: On the second day of this meeting, the Chamber of Commerce along with the joint chamber of Iran and Africa (East), will host 50 African businessmen and economic activists. Who are participating in this great summit and will have meetings with the Iranian parties. According to this report, the meeting was attended by the International Vice President of the Iran Chamber, directors of the Iran and Africa Business Club, members of the Iran and East Africa Joint Chamber of Commerce and the Senegalese delegation. There was an exchange of views between economic activists, managers and activists of industries related to textile machinery, agriculture, tractor production, cosmetics, clothing, medical and pharmaceutical, mining and exploration and extraction, health tourism, petroleum and petrochemical products, transportation, technical and engineering services.