Iranian FM commences African visit to extend closer ties

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif began a six-day Africa tour on Sunday, semi-official Mehr news agency reported.


Leading an economic and political delegation, Zarif will visit Nigeria, Ghana, Guinea and Mali to discuss mutual ties with senior officials.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif
Mohammad Javad Zarif
It is Zarif’s third tour of Africa. In 2015, Zarif paid two visits in which he went to Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Tanzania, Algeria and Tunisia.

In March, Iranian deputy foreign minister for Arab-African affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said that Iran’s strategy for relations with African countries was being updated.

Iran had set a new target for reaching a higher level in boosting trade relations with Africa over the next five years, Amir-Abdollahian said at a meeting with Tehran-based African ambassadors. Enditem

Source: Xinhua/News Ghana

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