Iran congratulates African nations, urges unity on Africa Day
On May 25 of each year, African countries celebrate Africa Day, formerly known as African Freedom Day. The annual celebration marks the founding of the Organization of African Unity, now known as the African Union.
On May 25, 1963, leaders of 30 of the 32 independent African states signed the founding charter of the Organization of African Unity in the Ethiopian capital of Addis Ababa.
Since then, the commemoration of the historic day by Africans and Africans in the diaspora has served as an opportunity for each country to organize events in order to promote the rapprochement between African peoples.
It has now become a deeply rooted tradition in all African countries, and it represents the symbol of the struggle of the entire African continent for liberation, development and economic progress.
Iran lauds African unity, independence
Extending his congratulations on Africa Day, the spokesperson for the Iranian Foreign Ministry hailed the continent’s independence and unity.
In a post on his Twitter account on Thursday, Nasser Kanaani sent congratulations on Africa Day, the annual commemoration of the foundation of the Organization of African Unity on May 25, 1963.
“60 years after the founding of the Org. of African Unity, the great continent celebrates its progress, amazing unity & independence,” the Iranian spokesman said.
“On Africa Day, extend my warm greetings to all African friends and colleagues, wish you a bright, prosperous & peaceful future,” Kanaani added.