Ahmadinejad: Iran Ready to Share Experiences with Niger
Fars NA -(Tue Apr 16, 2013) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in a meeting with Speaker of the People’s National Assembly of Niger Hama Amadou stressed Tehran’s preparedness to share its experiences with Niamey in different fields.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran is ready to honorably provide the Nigerien nation with its experiences in different arenas,” Ahmadinejad said on Tuesday on the first leg of his African tour which will also take him to Ghana and Benin.
“Iran and Niger are brothers and are in one front and they can have fruitful and constructive cooperation on different issues alongside each other,” he added.
He underlined the necessity for the expansion of the relations between Iran and Niger in economic and trade fields, and said, “If the two countries stand beside each other in the fields of development, prosperity and progress, even big problems and obstacles will be easily removed.”
President Ahmadinejad, who left Tehran on a three-leg African tour on Monday, told the media before his departure that development of ties with the black continent sets Iran’s principled policy.
President Ahmadinejad said expansion of relations with Africa is among absolute, irrevocable and principled policies of Iran.
He said cooperation with independent states is of significance for progress, promotion of potentials of the independent states, formation of the front of independent states against the colonialists, bullying powers and colonialists and promotion of cultural and political cooperation.
President Ahmadinejad said Iran has good and long-term relations with the African states and the ties have been growing in recent years.
During his three-day visit, the Iranian president will meet with the presidents of the Benin, Ghana and Niger, and will sign new cooperation pacts in a bid to expand economic and political relations with the three African states.
Ahmadinejad’s administration has striven hard to maximize relations with the African continent.