Iran aims to boost ties with Burkina Faso, welcomes embassy opening
Iran’s deputy foreign minister for political affairs says Tehran seeks to develop relations with Burkina Faso, as the West African country announces plans to open its embassy in Tehran.
Ali Bagheri Kani made the remarks in a meeting with Issa Boro, the Burkinabe Foreign Ministry’s secretary general, in Tehran on Sunday.
“Iran has put on its agenda the program of expanding ties with Burkina Faso,” he said.
The Burkinabe official, for his part, said his country has the political will to foster political, economic and cultural relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran, which is rich in historic civilization and culture.
Boro also announced his country’s decision to set up an embassy in Tehran.
Bagheri Kani welcomed the embassy plan, saying the Joint Commission for Comprehensive Cooperation is a suitable mechanism for pursuing issues of mutual interest.
Heading a delegation, Boro has traveled to Tehran in order to exchange views with Iranian officials on ways to enhance Iran-Burkina Faso cooperation.