Salone envoy assures Iranian business tycoon
By Elizabeth Davidson Campbell, Information attaché, Islamic Republic of Iran
Sierra Leone Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Iran, H.E Alie Badara Kamara has assured the owner of Amitislar International Holdings, Afahin Azadi of the needed support as they look at the possibility of investing in Sierra Leone.
Mr. Azadi is an Iranian business tycoon based in Tehran and his company; Amitislar International Holdings is the highest producer and supplier of vegetables in Iran, as well as the Middle East.
During a meeting with the team from Amitislar International Holdings, Ambassador Kamara welcomed the proposals made by the group and urged them to consider investing in other areas like agriculture, mining and electricity.
“The establishment of factories to create job opportunities is something the government of Sierra Leone is looking forward achieving,” he said and assured them of their fullest support as the next stage of the preliminary arrangement will be a feasibility tour which is expected to hold early 2021.
Earlier, Afahin Azadi spoke about his intension of exploring opportunities elsewhere in Africa with Sierra Leone his preferred destination.
In his quest to explore opportunities available to access the African market, Mr. Azadi said his establishment operates a very high quality wooden housing for low income earners with a lifespan of over 120 years.
“Their model and services are world class,” he said and encouraged Ambassador Kamara to visit some of their construction sites in Tehran and other countries to ascertain whether their business models can fit the Sierra Leonean market.
Afahin Azadi also owned 82% of a company producing leather in Turkey, as well as other establishments in Azerbaijan and Armenia. In Africa, he has a €9 million euro investment in plastic bottling in Togo.