On the fourth day of the cooperatives week, the ambassador of I.R.Iran in Ivory Coast met the president of Iran Chamber of Cooperatives
The ambassador requested for a report in various fields on Iran’s relations with the country of his mission and for expanding economic relations with this country.
Mr. Kourosh Majidi, described Iran’s relations with Ivory Coast at this meeting and said: “The political relationship between the two countries is very old, but the business relationship of these countries is low.”
He said: “Ivory Coast is the second most important country in West Africa and it is considered as a good investment potential”. Majidi added:” Due to the capacity of the Iran Chamber of Cooperatives and presence in all fields of economic activities, the Ivory Coast market is a suitable platform for those activities and the embassy has made special efforts in order to support the development of economic activities in this country.
In another part of the meeting, he suggested the creation of the permanent exhibition of Iranian goods in Ivory Coast as an economic base.
Bahman Abdollahi, the president of Iran Chamber of Cooperatives provided detailed explanations on the capabilities and capacities of the cooperative sector and said: “The cooperative sector is considered as a small country in the country because it involves in all fields of economic activities.
He further explained the position of the cooperative sector in the international level and stated :”a clear and regular plan should be developed with the support of the Embassy for joint activities.”
He added:” Creating a stable economic base of Iranian goods in Ivory Coast could be considered as the first step.”
Mr. Abdollahi noted that Iran Chamber of Cooperatives is ready to establish a stable economic base in West Africa with the centrality of Ivory Coast to take more effective steps in development of trade relations between the two countries.