By Abigirl Tembo
Zimbabwe and Iran are poised to strengthen relations through further cooperation in agriculture and mining.
Although Zimbabwe and Iran are both under American sanctions, the two countries are working on strengthening their economic ties.
This was revealed by the Iranian ambassador to Zimbabwe, His Excellency Abbas Navazani when he paid a courtesy call on Vice President Kembo Mohadi this Thursday.
“I had a very fruitful meeting with the VP, reviewing our cooperation as you know we have a cordial relation in different fields, politically economically, international we are trying to expand our cooperation in economic and trade. Our cooperation politically and internationally is very close and high but economically because of the imposing oppressive sanctions from the Americans it’s not expanding but we will try and hopefully, we will succeed. We appreciate the Zimbabwean government’s support.”
Vice President Mohadi said Iran is welcome to partner Zimbabwe in enhancing the economies of the two countries.
“We discussed our cooperation on the international fora we also talked about agriculture at one time we had tractors coming from Iran and we would like that to commence again even to have them assembled here. We also spoke about mining so we invited them to come and explore.”
Zimbabwe and Iran have over the years supported each other on various international fora.