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Iran set to export vehicles to Gambia
afrol News, 30 April - Iran’s leading automotive manufacturer, Iran Khodro Diesel (IKD) is set to export heavy and commercial vehicles to The Gambia.
A US $2 billion deal signed by IKD’s deputy Manager, Ali Ebrahimi and Gambian Foreign Affairs Minister, Bala Garba Jahumpa, set the stage for the exportation of heavy and commercial vehicles to the West African nation. The vehicles include buses and trucks.
Mr Jahumpa told the signing ceremony that given the increasing manufacturing and designing capacity of Iran Khodro Diesel, The Gambia government is planning to get bulk of vehicles from the company.
He hailed the expansion of ties between his country and Iran as a major factor “for our tendency to purchase such vehicles from Iran.”
The IKD deputy Manager said his company has signed two major deals for export of heavy vehicles to Côte d'Ivoire and The Gambia this year. Mr Ebrahimi said African countries have been the IKD’s top priority for export.
He disclosed The Gambia’s commitment to providing “us with the required equipment for setting up post-sale services.”
Tehran and Banjul had earlier consolidated their existing diplomatic ties. The Iranian leader, Mahmoud Ahmadinejab, assured unlimited expansion of ties with Banjul because there is no obstacle that impedes the two countries’ relations.
“Iran is prepared to share its experiences in various fields, including fishing and farming, with the Gambian nation,” the Iranian President confirmed at a meeting with the visiting Gambian Foreign Minister, Musa Bala Jahumpa, to the southern city of Shiraz.
By staff writer
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