TEHRAN – The Iranian Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) held an online seminar on Iran-Tanzania trade on Saturday in which trade capabilities and existing obstacles to the development of economic relations between both countries were explored and discussed.
The webinar was attended by senior officials from both sides, including Charge d’Affaires of the Iranian Embassy in Tanzania Hossein Alvandi, President of the Tanzania Chamber of Commerce Paul Koyi, Director General for Arab-African States from ICCIMA’s international department Shahram Khasipour, and vice-president of the Iran-East Africa Joint Chamber of Commerce Masoud Berahman, as well as businessmen from both sides.
As reported by the ICCIMA portal, participants in the online event highlighted the need to resolve banking and transport issues and the implementation of customs agreements as major factors contributing to the development of economic ties between the two. parts.
Speaking during this webinar, Alvandi mentioned the positive political relations between the two countries and noted that there are great trade and investment opportunities between Iran and Tanzania.
Referring to Tanzania’s membership of the East African Community (EAC), he continued, “It has created good conditions for Iranian businessmen to access markets in countries of East Africa since Iranian businessmen can use the tariff facilities of this regional union to export their goods. to the region. »
Later in the seminar, Koyi referred to the long-standing relations between Iran and Tanzania, saying, “Iran is a very important and advanced country in the region, and the Tanzania Chamber of Commerce is interested in the expansion of economic relations between the private sectors of the two countries.”
He pointed out that the fields of energy, petrochemicals, mining and agriculture were the most important areas of cooperation between the private sectors of the two countries and called on Iranian companies to be more present in the projects. economics of Tanzania.