Ivory Coast FM to Arrive in Tehran Tonight

A03545844.jpgIvory Coast’s foreign minister is scheduled to arrive here in Tehran Sunday night to attend the first meeting of the two countries’ joint economic commission. During his three-day visit to the Islamic Republic, the top diplomat is due to attend meetings with different Iranian officials, including foreign minister Manouchehr Mottaki.

Earlier in an exclusive interview with FNA on Saturday, the country’s ambassador to Tehran invited Iranian industrialists and capital holders to make investments in his country’s agricultural sector, particularly in the processing and packaging industries as well as distribution network.

The envoy noted Ivory Coast’s agricultural potentials, and said that half of the products are spoiled and discarded in his country due to a lack of appropriate preservation, transportation, packaging, processing and conservation industries.

He further praised Iran’s advanced packaging and distribution systems, and called on Tehran to transfer its experience and achievements to his country, stressing that such a move would cause a revolution in Ivory Coast’s agriculture.

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