1/04/2012

FM: Expansion of Ties with Africa "Iran's Top Priority"

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi underlined
that bolstering ties with African countries is a top priority of the
Islamic Republic's foreign policy.
The issue was raised by Salehi in a meeting with outgoing Ambassador
of Guinea to Tehran Abdulkarim Jubati on Tuesday.
Salehi noted to the pressures imposed by the West to undermine Iran's
progress, but underlined that the Iranian nation and government will
continue their move on the path of progress despite all these
pressures.
During the meeting, Jubati referred to Guinea's resistance against
foreign pressures, and called for continued cooperation between Iran
and his West African state in expanding their political and economic
ties.
Iran has in the past few years shown increasing willingness to expand
ties and cooperation with the Africa states and offered to transfer
experience and technology to several African countries.
Since taking office in 2005, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has
striven hard to maximize Tehran's relations with the African
continent.