Iran’s Minister of Industry, Mines and Trade Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh has voiced Tehran’s readiness to export petrochemical products to the African country of Swaziland.
Swaziland is a small, landlocked monarchy in southern Africa and is known for its wilderness reserves and festivals showcasing traditional Swazi culture.
Nematzadeh, speaking during a meeting with trade minister of Swaziland on the sidelines of a World Commerce Group convention in Kenya on Friday, said Iran can export petrochemicals as well as pharmaceuticals to African countries including Swaziland.
“Iran joining the World Trade Organization paves the way for boosting bilateral cooperation with all the member countries,” he said.
He also called on WTO to facilitate Iran’s membership in the body.
Marking its northeastern border with Mozambique and stretching down to South Africa, Swaziland’s Lebombo Mountains serve as a dramatic backdrop for Mlawula Nature Reserve’s many hiking trails. Nearby Hlane Royal National Park is home to diverse wildlife including lions, hippos and elephants. In the post-nuclear deal situation, Iran is ready to pursue joining the WTO, the official said, according to IRNA.
Nematzadeh referred to the positive outcomes of nuclear deal between Iran and P5+1, adding that the ground is ready for enhance of all out ties between Iran and Swaziland. He urged all WTO members including Finland to support Iran’s membership in the international body.
Iran is ready to kick off negotiations for joining the WTO, trade minister noted.