Kenyan Envoy Calls for Cooperation With ESCO
IRAN NEWS ECONOMIC DESK
TEHRAN – Kenyan Ambassador to Tehran Benedict Lukorito Watamba paid a visit to the pavilion of Esfahan Steel Company (ESCO) in the 9th International Exhibition on Investment Opportunities in Iran’s Mines and Mines Industries which was held in Isfahan and during his visit called for cooperation with ESCO.
In the meeting with some ESCO officials, Watamba termed Iran an industrial and developed state, adding that due to the industrial capabilities of the Islamic Republic of Iran and rich mines in Kenya, both countries can increase their cooperation.
The diplomat added that Kenya is rich in having iron ore mines and expressed hope that Kenya would take advantage of Iran’s experience for construction of steel and mine extraction plants.
He also pointed to the good relation between Iran and African states and emphasized that African states especially Kenya have good relations with Iran.
On the steel products of Iran, he said according to information he has obtained, steel products of Iranian plants especially ESCO are high quality ones and expressed hope that these products would be used in construction industries, dam building and other industries of Kenya.
Meanwhile deputy head of the public relations of ESCO Mr. Majid Moradian, for his part, highlighted the process of production and quality of the products in ESCO and said ESCO, as the first long steel structure producing company in the West Asia, exports its products to five continents in the world.
He then pointed to the production of rails in ESCO and said the rails produced in the company are based on the international standards and they compete with their European rivals.
He then referred to the capabilities of experts of steel industry in Iran for investment and cooperation in the iron ore sector and construction of steel industries in Kenya. He then stipulated that he would convey Kenyan ambassador’s request to the senior officials of ESCO.