South African Ambassador to Tehran William Max Whitehead said on wednesday that his country’s investors in the sectors of industry and agriculture are interested in cooperation with their Iranian counterparts.
The ambassador made the remarks in a meeting with Governor General of Qazvin province Fereydoun Hemmati.
Whitehead said that the two countries can share experience in science and technology, agriculture, car manufacturing, renewable energies and hotel construction.
He termed relations between Tehran and Pretoria as sincere, saying that in addition to diplomatic and political relations, the two countries may have extensive economic cooperation as well.
Whitehead called Iran as gate to Central Asia, saying that his country is interested to expand cooperation with Iran in different fields and there is no obstacle in this concern.
He called for scientific cooperation between Qazvin and South African universities and said that Qazvin knowledge-based companies would be good partners for their South African counterparts in different fields of science and research.
Hemmati explained existing economic capacities of the province in the fields of agriculture and industry and said that Qazvin is one of important hubs in the two sectors in Iran.
He said that Qazvin is the fifth industrial province of Iran and the first industrial township was launched in this province.
Hemmati said that following nuclear deal and implementation of JCPOA, foreigners came to the province for investment in sectors of industry and agriculture.
He said that Qazvin economic activists and their counterparts from South Africa may have good cooperation in auto-making, hotel construction, tourist sites and renewable energies.