Iran's VP heads to East Africa for trade talks
Tehran, Iran, Oct. 2
Sorena Sattari, Iran's Vice President for Science and Technology, has traveled to the East African region to explore business opportunities there and boost bilateral trade ties.
Heading a delegating comprised of heads of 45 knowledge-based firms, Sattari will sit down with senior officials and investors from Kenya and Uganda, IRNA news agency reported on October 2.
Boosting exports and strengthening business and trades ties in various fields, including health, medicine, chemistry, electronics, mines and engineering have been set as the main objectives of the visit.
In each of the two African countries, the Iranian delegation will attend meetings where ways of boosting commerce with their counterparts will be surveyed.
The unique geography and apparent suitability for farming made East Africa a target for European exploration, exploitation and colonization in the 19th century. Today, tourism is an important part of the economies of Kenya, Tanzania, Seychelles and Uganda.