Iran, Kenya Eye Ten-Fold Rise In Financial Ties, Says President Raisi

President Ebrahim Raisi highlighted Iran and Kenya’s nice potentials for cooperation in numerous areas, including that the 2 international locations are concentrating on a ten-fold enhance of their financial and commerce ties. 

Talking at a joint press convention together with his Kenyan counterpart William Ruto in Nairobi on Wednesday, Raisi mentioned the cooperation between Iran and the African continent, together with Kenya, have historic roots and that the relations between the governments and other people of Iran and Kenya can additional develop.

Referring to Iran’s experiences in such fields as petrochemical merchandise, agriculture, science and expertise, the president mentioned the nation is able to share these expertise with Kenya.

“We are able to even have cooperation within the areas of well being, medical gear and prescription drugs.”

He added that the present degree of interplay between the 2 sides is just not acceptable and they’re searching for to boost the extent of ties ten-fold in step one.

On the press convention, the Kenyan president pressured his nation’s willpower to welcome Iranian businessmen and traders.

Ruto hailed the Iranian president’s journey to Nairobi as very fruitful and mentioned it gives a chance for bolstering bilateral ties and enhancing friendship between the 2 nations.

He additionally famous that the 2 international locations signed 5 memoranda of understanding (MoUs) earlier within the day on cooperation within the fields of communications and data expertise, fisheries, well being, livestock farming, and joint funding.

Main a delegation, Raisi arrived in Nairobi on Wednesday morning, marking the primary cease on his three-nation tour of Africa, which additionally consists of journeys to Uganda and Zimbabwe.

His go to to Africa entails a sequence of actions, together with bilateral conferences, participation in intergovernmental committees, joint press briefings, and conferences with commerce and financial officers in all three international locations.

Notably, this tour marks the primary go to by an Iranian president to Africa in 11 years, reflecting Iran’s dedication to a balanced international coverage that emphasizes convergence and multilateralism.

The first goal of Raisi’s go to is to boost Iran’s presence in Africa’s financial system.