New Nigerian, Kenyan ambassadors meet Iran FM Zarif
The newly-appointed ambassadors of Kenya and Nigeria to Tehran met and held talks on Tuesday with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.
Nigerian Ambassador Suleiman Yakubu and Kenyan Ambassador Joshua Gatimu submitted a copy of their credentials to Zarif.
At the beginning of their mission in the Islamic Republic of Iran, the newly-appointed Ambassador of Kenya Joshua Gatimu and Nigerian Ambassador Suleiman Yakubu met and held talks with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.
In May, Zarif congratulated African nations on Africa Day, saying Tehran will remain a reliable partner for the continent.
Expanding relations with African countries has been a key foreign policy principle for Iran.
The US and other Western governments have become increasingly concerned over Iran’s growing influence in Africa,
Iran has been a strong supporter of governments opposed to US hegemony, including Yemen, Syria, and Lebanon in the Middle East and Venezuela and Bolivia in Latin America.