EghtesadOnline: Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for African Affairs announced an upcoming deal with the Senegalese government to upgrade the country’s taxi fleet during his visit to Dakar.
According to Donya-e Eqtesad, a sister publication of Financial Tribune, deputy minister Mahdi Agha-Jafari met with Senegal’s Minister of Industry and Mines Aly Ngouille Ndiaye, to discuss the export of the yellow-painted taxis to the West African country. The exports will take place through IKCO’s joint venture company with the Senegal government, known as SenIran. IKCO already exports the Samand, Dena and Runna models to the country. Moreover, under the JV, Senegal operates as a regional export hub for IKCO by re-exporting the company’s products to neighboring Guinea and Nigeria. Agha-Jafari invited the Senegalese minister to Tehran to show him Iran’s automotive industry. The report added that he accepted the invitation, Financial Tribune reported. According to Ndiaye, “The export deal for Iranian-made taxis will be signed during the upcoming visit [in Tehran].”