Jan 16, 2014, 5:36 PM
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Iran, Kenya explore ways of expanding mutual ties, cooperation

Tehran, Jan 16, IRNA – First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri on conferred with Kenyan Senate Speaker Ekwe Ethuro on expansion of relations and cooperation between the two countries.

In the meeting, Jahangiri said Iran calls for active role of its private sector in implementing development projects in Kenya.



Jahangiri felicitated the Kenyan senate speaker on the new Christian year as well as 50th independenc anniversary of Kenya.



He expressed the hope that the visit of the Kenyan parliamentary delegation to Tehran would help deepen cooperation between the two sides.



The private sector plays a very significant role in Iran's economy, industry and agriculture sections and the Iranian government supports its role in executing similar projects in Kenya.



The Iranian private sector can construct power houses, renovate refineries implement agricultural projects in Kenya, Jahangiri said.



The Kenyan senate speaker, for his part, expressed the hope to witness the Iranian privat sectors make more investments in Kenya.



He described his visit to Iran as positive and hoped for closer ties and cooperation between Iran and Kenya.



Congratulating the Islamic Republic of Iran on its successful diplomacy with the West, he expressed hope that implementation of Geneva accord woud lift economic sanctions against Iran and this will lead to the Iranian private sector making more investments in Kenya, said the Kenyan senate speaker.



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