Jan 18, 2018, 11:19 PM
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Rwandan president says country determined to upgrade ties with Iran

Algiers, Jan 18, IRNA – Rwandan President Paul Kagame has underlined his country’s resolve to promote relations with Iran in all fields.

In a meeting with Iran’s new accredited ambassador to the country, Seyyed Morteza Mortazavi, he added that his country will try to seize the opportunity, provided by its presidency over African Unity and membership in UN Human Rights Council, to narrow gaps between countries and bolster convergence among them.

Welcoming Iranian companies’ investment in Rwandan infrastructural projects, he stressed the need for strengthening of relations between the two countries’ private sectors.

The Rwandan president vowed to do all within his power to help improve bilateral ties, recommending Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo, who was present in the meeting, to make more efforts in cooperation with her Iranian counterpart in the field.

The newly-appointed Iranian envoy who presented his credentials to the Rwandan president and conveyed President Hassan Rouhani’s greetings to him. He also underlined that Iranian officials are determined to broaden ties with African states, considering enhancement of cooperation with the continent including Rwanda among their priorities.
Mortazavi also congratulated Kagame on his reelection as Rwandan president and chairman of the African Unity and on membership of the country in UN Human Rights Council, stressing the need for all countries to step up cooperation in the international and regional organizations.

Referring to Iranian companies’ capabilities in various sectors, the Iranian envoy called for preparation of the grounds for involvement of Iranian private sector in the country’s projects and increasing bilateral economic exchanges.
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