FM: Senegal plans to reopen its embassy in Tehran
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 18
By Umid Niayesh- Trend:
Senegal will reopen its embassy in Tehran as soon as its ambassador will be appointed, Senegalese Foreign Minister Mankeur Ndiaye said, Iran's Fars news agency reported on Jan. 18.
Ndiaye made the remarks during a joint press conference with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif in Tehran.
In February 2011, Senegal severed diplomatic relations with Iran, accusing Tehran of supplying weapons to the anti-government rebels.
Earlier, the two countries had close relations in various fields, Ndiaye said.
In 2008, the giant Iranian automaker Iran Khodro established an assembly line to produce Iranian cars in Senegal and dispatch them to the African markets directly from Dakar. This Iranian-Senegalese company has the capacity to produce 10,000 Samand cars annually.