Iran, Sierra Leone develop cooperation in various sectors: Pres. Rouhani

Tehran, Feb 2, IRNA - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that developing close and friendly relations with African countries, especially Sierra Leone, as the gateway to Africa is important for Iran.

The Iranian president stressed that Iran and Sierra Leone could develop their relations and cooperation in various sectors.

In a ceremony to receive the credentials of the new ambassador of Sierra Leone in Tehran Ali Badara Kamara on Saturday, President Rouhani voiced the readiness of the private and public sectors in Iran to expand cooperation and provide services to Sierra Leone.

'We are ready to develop scientific and cultural cooperation with Sierra Leone. In this regard, Iranian universities are ready,' he added.

The high-ranking official also emphasized the need for the development of Tehran-Freetown partnerships in various fields, including health, medicine and agriculture, and the cultivation of join crops and cooperation in international fora to resolve issues and problems in various areas.

The new ambassador to Sierra Leone, while presenting his credentials to President Rouhani, reiterated strong and historic relations between the two countries.

He appreciated Iran's support for Sierra Leone, and called for the development and strengthening of relations and cooperation in various fields of science, academics, health with Iran.

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