TEHRAN - Officials from Iran and Burkina Faso held talks on the development and expansion of bilateral ties in the fields of trade and economy, IRNA reported.

In a meeting with the Ambassador of Burkina Faso to Tehran Mohammadi Kaboureh, Head of the Organizing Headquarters of the Iran Expo 2024 Majid Takbiri invited the economy and trade ministers of Burkina Faso to take part in the exhibition with the aim of strengthening mutual trade.

The public and private sectors of Burkina Faso have been invited to participate in Iran Expo 2024, he said, adding that introducing the export potentials of Iran to other countries is the main aim of organizing the exhibition.

Takbiri went on to say that the Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) is ready to enhance its cooperation with the Burkina Faso Chamber of Commerce, noting that the volume of the trade exchanges between the two countries has been considerable over the past years.

It is hoped that the trade exchanges between the two countries will be further expanded in the fields of medicines, technical and engineering services and industry, he said.

The ambassador of Burkina Faso, for his part, emphasized developing relations between the trade promotion organizations of the two countries.

Iran and Burkina Faso have a high potential to expand their ties in all fields, especially in the fields of trade and economy, the envoy noted.

Kaboureh added that the economy minister of his country will take part in the Iran Expo 2024 to promote bilateral trade and economic relations.

Iran’s Ambassador to Burkina Faso Mojtaba Faqihi in a meeting with Foreign Minister of the African country Jean Marie Traore Karamoko last week called for following up on the documents inked at the first meeting of the Iran-Burkina Faso Joint Economic Cooperation Commission.

The Exhibition of Export Capabilities of the Islamic Republic of Iran (Iran Expo 2024) will be held at Tehran Permanent International Fairgrounds from April 27 to May 1, 2024.