Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif late on Saturday started his African tour which will take him first to Pretoria in South Africa and later to Uganda and Niger.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif underlined that Tehran attaches much importance to widening cooperation with Africa, specially in political fields.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and South African Foreign Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane in a meeting in Tehran on Sunday underscored the necessity for using all capacities to further develop bilateral ties and mutual cooperation between the two countries.
Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is to leave Tehran for the African continent in order to pay a visit to three African countries later this week.
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has reiterated Iran’s positive perspective toward African nations, emphasizing Iran’s support for the development and unity of African states.
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