john landa nkomo.jpgIran Ambassador to Zimbabwe Mr. Mohammad Pournajaf says his country is looking at boosting economic ties with Zimbabwe in the sector of irrigation, science and technology.


He was speaking after paying a courtesy call on Vice President John Landa Nkomo at his Munhumutapa Offices in Harare.


Addressing journalists soon after emerging from Vice President  Nkomo’s offices in Harare, Republic of Iran’s Ambassador to Zimbabwe Mr. Pournajaf said economic ties between his country and Zimbabwe will soon see new chapters of cooperation being opened especially in the irrigation, science and technology and the industrial sectors.


Ambassador Pournajaf said though the main thrust at the moment is the economic sector, prospects are high that other sectors such as health will soon be covered.


He said: “I think we are going to witness new chapters of economic ties and we are targeting the industrial sector. We are also going to expand to the health sector and we are going to introduce a new drug called IOMD which will boost the immune system in patients who have HIV.”



Relations between Zimbabwe and Iran have been growing from strength to strength and a number of MoUs have been signed to boost economic ties between the two countries.


Only last month, Iran’s President Mr. Mahmoud Ahmedinejad was in the country where he officially opened the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair.