Iran determined to deepen ties with Africa, Nigeria/Major Iranian companies ready to advance developmental projects in Nigeria

President Rouhani described deepening and cementing ties with African countries, especially Nigeria as a key principle of Iran's foreign policy and stressed that major Iranian companies were ready to advance developmental projects in Nigeria.

Sat 14 - October 2017 - 11:00

"The Islamic Republic of Iran is determined to develop relations with friend, brother country of Nigeria," said President Rouhani on Saturday while receiving the letter of credence of the new Ambassador of Nigeria to Tehran, Ibrahim Hamza.

Referring to the need for the two countries' authorities to accelerate the implementation and operationalisation of Tehran-Abuja agreements, Dr Rouhani added: "We should take advantage of the existing potentials and capacities of Iran and Nigeria in various sectors to deepen ties".

"The Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to provide technical-engineering services to various sectors of Nigeria, including road construction, energy and power production, as well as cultural, academic, technological and economic sectors," continued the President.

He also said that Iran and Nigeria should cooperate in international organisations, adding: "Today, terrorism is a threat to the entire world and fighting it requires all countries' cooperation and determination".

During the meeting, the new Ambassador of Nigeria to Tehran, Ibrahim Hamza presented his letter of credence to the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran and called for development of relations and cooperation between the two countries.

He described the latest remarks by the US President about the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) regrettable and said: "Today, the entire world is unitedly standing up to the opponents of the JCPOA".

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