Mali and Iran to expand ties in various fields
Mali and the Islamic Republic of Iran have vowed to expand their bilateral relations in all spheres. Mali’s Foreign Minister, Abdoulaye Diop has today met and held bilateral talks with his Iranian counterpart, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian here in Tehran.
The ministers have emphasized on forming working groups for joint cooperations in various field.
Earlier on, the Mali’s Foreign Minister said that the Islamic Republic of Iran is a good role model for those countries that want to fight against the global arrogance and their cruel sanctions.
Abdoulaye Diop said the remarks in a meeting with Iran’s Minister of Science, Research and Technology Mohammad-Ali Zolfi-Gol on Sunday in Tehran, congratulating on the 43rd anniversary of victory of the Islamic Revolution.
Diop said that Mali has been sanctioned by some American, European and African countries and it recognizes the Islamic Republic of Iran a good role model that has managed to reach a high status despite sanctions and the fight against the global arrogance. He expressed hope that Iran and Mali could strengthen scientific ties with ministers of both countries paying visit to the other country.
The Malian official and the Iranian minister emphasized forming working groups for joint scientific and technological cooperation, establishing vocational universities in Mali and granting 20 scholarships to Malian students.
Late last year, a memorandum of understanding was signed between Iran and Mali's mine sections, while the two sides insisted that the cooperation between the two countries would expand.