Dec 16, 2017, 9:06 PM
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Burundi calls for expansion of economic ties with Iran

Algiers, Dec 16, IRNA – Head of Burundi Federal Chamber of Commerce and Industry Oudes Andayze expressed his country's interest to boost economic and trade cooperation with Iran, and said different sectors of economy of Burundi need Iranian investors' presence.

He made the remarks in a meeting with Iran's accredited ambassador to Burundi, residing in Uganda, Morteza Mortazavi.

The African official said his country's priorities in current situation are in different sectors of agriculture, technical, engineering services, construction of gas stations and supplying oil products, machinery for packing goods and agricultural crops, construction of processing plants for agricultural crops, livestock products, dairy products, fruits, extraction of minerals and investment in infrastructures sector like power plants and distribution networks, irrigation networks, road construction, cement factory.

The official said Burundi has the capacity for exporting coffee, tea, cotton and sugar at a suitable price.

Ambassador Mortazavi expressed Iran's Chamber of Commerce readiness to organize presence of Iranian companies in the sector of agriculture, industry, energy, electricity, oil, gas, modern technologies, and knowledge-based companies.

Mortazavi invited head of federal chamber of commerce of Burundi on behalf of his Iranian counterpart to visit Iran at the head of a team of economic activists of Burundi to get closely acquainted with the abilities of Iranian companies and their products.

Burundi is located in central Africa and has a population of over 11 million and most of its people work at agriculture and cattle –breeding sectors.

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