Iranian trade delegation visits Tunisia
A delegation consisting of Iranian traders and merchants is in Tunisia to promote economic and trade ties with the African nation.
The Mehr News Agency reported that a delegation of 31 merchants, tradesmen and manufacturers from Qazvin Province represents Iran in the five-day visit.
Mohammad-Ali Zeyghami, the Marketing and Trade Regulation Deputy of Trade Promotion Organization of Iran, is heading the delegation which will review ways of expanding ties between the two countries.
Holding meetings with Tunisian businesspersons, members of the commerce chamber and the Iranian ambassador to Tunis as well as visiting industrial units are part of the itinerary of the delegation.
Until now four Iranian delegations have visited Tunis and one delegation from Tunisia has visited Iran and signed an MOU on expanding trade relations.
In a meeting between Iranian and Tunisian businessmen on Wednesday Zeyghami said that greater familiarity among the sides would increase trade.
He added that though visits by delegations of the two countries had helped increase the level of trade the volume of business remained limited, and pointed out that by introducing the sides' capacities it could be increased.
"Iran has good potential in agro products, mineral resources, nuts, dried fruits and car parts," he said, adding that the country has the capability to build dams, tunnels, sewage networks and development projects in Tunisia.
The head of the Iranian delegation pointed out that holding international and specialized exhibitions in Iran and Tunisia is necessary for introducing the products and potentials of the two countries and expressed hope that this trip would create suitable grounds in this regard.