Iran president says Tehran ready to transfer technical knowhow to Africa
The Iranian president Ebrahim Raeisi said Tuesday that Tehran seeks to expand its relations with African countries, expressing Tehran's readiness to transfer technical knowledge to the continent.
Raeisi made the remarks during a meeting with the President of Mozambique Filipe Nyusi on Tuesday on the sidelines of the 11-nation Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF), in Doha, Qatar.
“In the view of the Islamic Republic of Iran, African countries are rich human capital and natural resources, which have unfortunately been plundered by Western countries for the past few centuries,” Iran’s president said.
“[My] administration is ready to expand trade and economic cooperation with African countries, especially Mozambique, and the transfer of experience and technical knowledge to these countries.”
He also said western countries and the United States have only pursued their own interests in countries around the world, but African nations should not allow the West and the US to recolonize the continent, relying on years of experience of Western colonialism.
At the meeting, the President of Mozambique Filipe Nyusi expressed his country's interest in deepening relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran, saying, “We have a lot of natural resources that we can use for the benefit of the Mozambican people and for development with the help of the technical capabilities of Iranian experts," said Mozambican President.
The President of Mozambique stated that one of the serious problems in the development of his country is the spread of insecurity and terrorism, which is mainly directed and controlled from outside the borders of this country.