Iran, Tunisia Likely to Setup Joint Steel Plant

A03966527.jpgTEHRAN (FNA)- Iran’s Minister of Industries and Mines Ali Akbar Mehrabian and Tunisia’s Energy Minister Afif Chelbi reviewed expansion of bilateral industrial ties between two countries.

Afif Chelbi, who is heading a visiting Tunisian delegation, said during the meeting with Mehrabian that automobile, food and construction material industries are some of the appropriate areas for cooperation between Iran and Tunisia.

Chelbi voiced his country’s eagerness to have an Iranian auto manufacturing plant in Tunisia, reiterating that production of Iranian automobiles in Tunisia and exporting them to other countries would be highly profitable for both countries.

He added that Iran can also help Tunisia in such other areas as cement, steel and tractor manufacturing industries.

For his part, Mehrabian proposed that Iran and Tunisia do well to invest in a joint steel plant.

Chelbi welcomed the proposal and invited his Iranian counterpart to visit Tunisia.

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