To strengthen trade relationship between Iran and Sierra Leone, some Iranian traders have opened a two-week exhibition at the Miatta Conference hall in Freetown.
In his statement the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Nosratollah Maliki said Iran considered Sierra Leone a brotherly and friendly country. “It has already shown interest and willingness to extend cooperation, base on this, and the high level political ties and the spirit of the mutual cooperation, both countries can exploit the existing potentials for mutual benefit of our nations,” he noted.
He added that as Ambassador to Sierra Leone, “my task is to work in close collaboration with the authorities of Sierra Leone with the desire to further enhance our bilateral co-operations by exploring the possibility to further enhance this cooperation for the mutual benefits of our nations”.
Ambassador Maliki stated that the government of the Republic of Iran had reportedly announced its willingness to enhance its bilateral cooperation as a partner in development effort in Sierra Leone.
The Iranian government, he pointed, had continued to provide assistance to the government and people of Sierra Leone in various ways and in different areas, particularly with the encouragement of private sector cooperation.
His Excellency Nosratollah Maliki maintained that though this trade fair among others, was a way to introduce Sierra Leoneans to the Iranian goods and products, but it would as well serve to foster the spirit of the authorities to realize their mutual benefit desire of promoting trade cooperation and transfer of technology for the benefit of their nations.
“The annually setting up of such a trade fair is one of the fruits of the friendly relationship existing between the government of Sierra Leone and Iran,” said Mr. Maliki
In his statement the minister of Trade, Alimamy Koroma, said the trade fair would strengthen the long existing relationship between Sierra Leone and Iran.
He underscored the importance of the trade fair and wished all the traders good luck in their businesses.