FM Meets Angolan Ambassador

A0162880.jpgTEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- Angola’s accredited ambassador to Tehran Pedro Hendrik Vall Neto met with Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki here on Saturday and submitted his credentials to him.

A statement released by the Foreign Ministry’s Information and Press Bureau said that during the meeting, Mottaki noted Iran’s extensive efforts for expanding ties with African states and stressed Iranians’ permanently optimistic views towards Africa, adding, “But the blur and ambiguous image that the West has portrayed of Africa has prevented presence of other world countries in that continent.

The minister further described Angola as a familiar name to the Iranians and said the visit to that country by the Iranian President to participate in the African Union (AU) summit in Banjul has paved the ground for the two sides’ enhanced activities in developing Iran-Africa relations.

He also termed energy, dam and road construction, agriculture and trade as proper grounds for the two countries’ cooperation.

For his part, Angola’s ambassador to Iran Pedro Hendrik Vall Neto described Iran a great country with valuable experiences in reconstruction, and reminded that after the end of the civil wars, his government has given top priority to the reconstruction of that country.

“Thus, Iran as a great country with an ancient civilization, can play the role of a proper and desirable guide for us,” the diplomat further continued.

He also voiced Angola’s preparedness to cooperate with Iran at the international organizations and bodies.

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