Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Diplomacy said that considering Africa as a priority is on the agenda of the incumbent government’s foreign policy.
Mehdi Safari pointed out that a joint commission of Iran, South Africa, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe will be held in the coming months.
The commission aims at reaching a balanced trade with Africa, he pointed out.
To achieve the desired result, the amount of export and import should be proportionate, he noted.
In addition to exporting engineering and technical services to Africa, it is advised to meet the country’s domestic need for agricultural and livestock products as well as mineral raw materials from the rich African continent, he further noted.