Tehran (IP) - Zimbabwe is grateful for any help and support by Iran in transferring knowledge, energy, engineering and other fields, said the Zimbabwean Foreign Minister.

Iran PressIran News: Iran's Minister of Cooperatives, Labour, and Social Welfare, Sowlat Mortazavi warmly received Zimbabwe's Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Frederick Musiiwa Makamure Shava in Tehran on February 4, 2023.

In response to Iran Press News Agency, Makamure Shava said: "To resolve the economic challenges and bring economic stability to the country, efforts have been made by Zimbabwe aiming to reach broader objectives."

He noted that Zimbabwe counts on mutual ties with Iran, stressing the country will definitely enjoy bilateral friendly ties with Iran.

He emphasized the importance of Iran-Zimbabwe cooperation when the two countries have been under cruel sanctions, noting that is necessary to confront the unilateral policies regarding the sanctions.

"Iran is experienced in neutralizing the sanctions, and we can enjoy those experiences," the African foreign minister told the Iranian minister of labor.  

Cultivation, export of machinery, sale of petrochemical products and technical-engineering services are existing capacities in bilateral relations, he added.

He reiterated the importance of cooperation with Iran in the fields of agriculture, and health and facilitating imports of Iranian drugs into the Zimbabwean market and using Iran's experiences in various fields, including the development of small and medium-sized enterprises, energy and science.

Harare,Tehran emphasize eliminating dollar from economic ties

Iran's Cooperatives, Labour, and Social Welfare Minister also emphasized that the dollar should be eliminated from the economic relations between the two countries.

Sowlat Mortazavi said in his meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Zimbabwe: "Like Iran, Zimbabwe is affected by the US imposed cruel sanctions, so we must expand all-round cooperation."

Mortazavi said that the current level of commercial and economic relations is not satisfactory, and the two countries should use their capacities to reach the level of relations of at least 500 million dollars per year.

He stated that the meeting will provide a platform for developing economic cooperation and improving the level of trade exchanges between the two countries, adding that Iran is ready to share its experiences in various fields with Zimbabwe.

The 9th meeting of the Joint Economic Cooperation Commission of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Zimbabwe, hosted by the Iranian Ministry of Cooperation, Labor, and Social Welfare, kicked off earlier on February 2, 2023, Thursday.

The closing ceremony of the Ninth Meeting of the Joint Economic Cooperation Committee of Iran and Zimbabwe will be held at Evin Hotel in the Iranian capital city of Tehran on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2023.


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