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Post Iran- Africa Event Report

Post Iran- Africa Event Report

On June 15th 2021, Iran-Africa Virtual Forum was held in a collaboration between Tehran Chamber of Commerce and Iran Virtual Expo, which focused on exploring Iran’s trade cooperation opportunities with the African countries.

The panel was moderated by Hessameddin A. Hallaj, Deputy for International Affairs in Tehran Chamber of Commerce, who commenced the discussion with presenting the meeting agenda and the speakers who managed to present the information on trade opportunities between Iran and three African countries (Kenya, Mali, and Senegal).


Dr. Mohammadreza Dehshahri, the ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Senegal explained economic situation in Senegal and the opportunities for B2B trade cooperation. He elaborated on the amount of economic growth and investments in recent years and favorable import fields in this country.


Dr. Jafar Barmaki, the ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Kenya spoke about economic situation in Kenya and the opportunities for B2B trade cooperation. He mainly talked about the importance of trading, business attractions, and ties between the Iranian businesses and their counterparts in Kenya.


Dr. Hossein Taleshi, the ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Mali introduced economic situation in Mali and the opportunities for B2B trade cooperation. He mainly enumerated the economic and social features of this country and fertile ground for growing activities.

Business Opportunities in Africa

Mr. Hassan Khosrojerdi, the Chairman of Iran-Africa Cooperation Council highlighted opportunities and challenges of the Private Sector in Iran and Africa. He emphasized that due to the rich amount of mineral and natural resources in Africa, there are considerable potentials for investment and trading in this continent.


During the final panel discussion on the topic of boosting bilateral cooperation between Iranian companies and their counterparts in the three African countries, the audience managed to ask questions and receive their replies from the panelists.


Overall, the forum was a success and many people in the audience expressed their pleasure with the event and how it assisted them to gain insights on the business opportunities available to Iranian companies across Mali, Kenya and Senegal.

They have also exchanged their contact details with their potential partners to further discuss their future collaboration.

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