Iran supports any policy that will enhance Africa’s security

2023-02-01 19:28:28
Iran supports any policy that will enhance Africa’s security

Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian says Tehran supports any measure that could lead to improvement of security and stability in the African continent.

Iran’s top diplomat arrived in the Mauritanian capital of Nouakchott on Tuesday at the head of a diplomatic delegation. He held talks with his counterpart Mohamed Salem Ould Merzoug and also with the country’s president Mohamed Ould Ghazouani.

Talking to reporters after meeting with the president on Wednesday, Amir-Abdollahian thanked Nouakchott for efforts to fight terrorism in Western Sahara.

“I appreciate the constructive and valuable efforts of the Mauritanian president for following up on an initiative to fight against terrorism and establish sustainable security in Western Sahara,” he said.

“Iran is on the frontline of the fight against terrorism and supports any measure that could contribute to Africa’s security and stability .. and a secure and peaceful world,” noted the minister.

According to a statement by the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Amir-Abdollahian and Ghazouani exchanged views on expanding bilateral relations between Tehran and Nouakchott in different fields particularly technology, culture, economy, and trade. They also discussed regional and international developments.

The need for supporting the Palestinian people and cause and the expansion of ties between Muslim countries were among other issues discussed in the meeting.

The Mauritanian president described ties between the two countries as historical and strong, hailing Iran’s achievements in industrial, scientific, and technological fields. He stressed the need to expand relations with Iran.

The meeting comes a few days after Amir-Abdollahian held separate meetings and talks with heads of delegations from seven African countries as part of meetings with officials participating in the International Congress on Women of Influence in Tehran.

He met and held talks on Sunday with the minister of industries and trade of Zimbabwe, the ministers of women and family of Senegal, Guinea Bissau, Burkina Faso, Nigeria and Cameroon, as well as the governor of the Conakry region of Guinea Conakry.

He highlighted the expansion of bilateral relations between the Islamic Republic of Iran and African states, pointing to the huge capacity for the development of relations.

The government of the Islamic Republic of Iran is seriously seeking to expand cooperation with Africa, especially in the economic sphere, he stressed in the meetings.


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