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In a meeting with the President of the National People’s Assembly of Guinea-Bissau;

Ayatollah Raisi: The capacities for cooperation with the African continent to be seriously activated

Emphasising the priority of developing relations with the African continent in the foreign policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the President said, "In the new government, all capacities for cooperation with African countries will be seriously activated."

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Speaking in a meeting with the Speaker of the National People’s Assembly of Guinea-Bissau Cipriano Cassamá on Friday evening, Ayatollah Dr Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi stated that African countries have valuable material and work force capacity, adding, "Tehran will pursue comprehensive development of relations with African countries, including Guinea-Bissau's”.

Ayatollah Raisi pointed out, "Westerners are mainly seeking to exploit the resources and reserves of the African continent, and in return not only do not contribute to the development and welfare of its people, but also pursue the policy of backwardness of African countries, but the Islamic Republic, as a friend and a real partner, seeks the independence and progress of the people of this continent through mutual interests”.

The President also mentioned the importance of parliamentary relations in the process of developing relations between the two countries and said, "If the parliaments of the two countries have close relations and cooperation with each other, the path of developing bilateral relations will undoubtedly be smoother".

In the same meeting, the Speaker of the National People’s Assembly of Guinea-Bissau Cipriano Cassamá praised Dr Raisi’s inauguration speech, saying, "Guinea-Bissau and all African countries support such approaches, and we welcome the views expressed".

He stressed his country's commitment to developing relations with Iran, and said, "We believe that sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran must be lifted and they must not continue".

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