Iran’s export to Ghana up 170%
Tehran, Iran, June 25
By Mehdi Sepahvand –- Trend:
Iran’s annual export to Ghana increased by 170 percent last fiscal year (which ended March 20) compared to the preceding year.
This meant a jump from $1.307 million to $2.226 million, Farzad Piltan, director of the Arab-African Office of Iran’s Trade Promotion Organization told IRNA news agency June 25.
The main exported goods were industrial oil, oil products, bitumen, petroleum jelly, engine oil, and household chemical products, dairy products, home appliances, chocolate, marble, and carpet, he said.
In February 2016, Iran and Ghana signed new documents for cooperation as President John Dramani Mahama visited Tehran at the head of an economic and political delegation, hailing the trip as the “beginning of a new epoch in bilateral ties.”
“I am proud to be the first African leader to visit Iran after the nuclear agreement and also the first Ghanaian leader to come here after the Islamic Revolution,” Mahama said at a joint news conference with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani back then.