Mottak: Iran Seeks to Boost Ties with Africa

Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said in Malawi that Tehran has the political will to boost its ties with African countries, IRNA reported. 

Mottaki who arrived in Malawi on Thursday said in a meeting with the African state’s President Bingu Wa Mutharika that bolstering ties with Aftrican countries is among top priorities of Iran’s foreign policy. He also said Iran is fully ready to broaden the scope of its cooperation with this African state in all potential fields of common interest.

The Iranian official presented a message from Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Bingu Wa Mutharika and invited his to visit Tehran.

The Malawi’s president referred to the rich history and culture of Iran and praised Iran’s efforts to expand bilateral relations.

Mutharika singled out agriculture and tourism as suitable grounds for cooperation with Iranian companies and said his country will provide facilities for them.

He also pointed to the recent speech of the Iranian president in the general assembly of the United Nations and said Iran and any other independent country has every right to use modern technology and this has been recognized by the United Nations.

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