Jan 24, 2024, 6:22 PM
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Raisi administration serious to expand all-out ties with Africa: VP

Tehran, IRNA – Iran’s First Vice President Mohammad Mokhber has said that the administration of President Ebrahim Raisi is seriously pursuing the policy of developing cooperation with African states in economic, political and cultural fields.

Mokhber made the remarks in a joint press conference with Niger’s Prime Minister Ali Lamine Zeine in Tehran on Wednesday afternoon, noting that the Iranian government followed up recent developments in the friendly country of Niger, and that the Islamic Republic is keen on providing the African state with its experiences in nullifying illegal sanctions.

The Iranian official also expressed satisfaction with the reopening of Niger’s embassy in Tehran, emphasizing that Iran is ready to export technical and engineering services in energy and economic fields to the African nation and help it develop its infrastructure.

According to the first vice president, Iran’s knowledge-based companies enjoy high capacity to meet Niger’s requirements in different fields.

Niger’s prime minister, for his part, called for turning the newly-inked memoranda of understanding (MoUs) between the two countries into contracts within the shortest period of time.

He noted that holding joint commissions can also help develop mutual ties and implement agreements.

The MoUs were signed by ministers of both countries earlier on Wednesday, after Mokhber officially welcomed Niger’s PM and his accompanying delegation at Tehran’s Sa’adabad Complex.

Niger is located in West Africa. The country chose a new government last year after pro-Western president Mohamed Bazoum was removed from power in a military coup that eventually led the expulsion of French forces from the country.


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