Ahmadinejad: Expansion of cooperation among independent states bolster world peace
IRNA -(Wed Apr 17, 2013)President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Wednesday that expansion of cooperation among independent states will benefit world peace and security.
President Ahmadinejad made the remarks at a joint press conference with his Ghanaian counterpart John Dramani Mahama and after signing several memoranda of understanding (MoU) by Iran and Ghana.
Iran sees no limits on broadening cooperation with Ghana, said the Iranian president adding ˈWe are ready to transfer our experiences in various fields such as agriculture to Ghana.ˈ
Ties between Iran and Ghana are very consolidated, he said.
Iran and Ghana are now cooperating within international fora and are determined to expand cooperation to meet both sidesˈ interests, said President Ahmadinejad.
Ghana as one of the founders of NAM is helping Iran revive the movement in line with the new world order, he said.
The future is very promising for both nations, he said, adding that Iran and Ghana are to continue cooperation to this end.
ˈWe are not at odds with the western states but they seek to trample upon our wealth through military aggression,ˈ he said.
The Iranian government and people have never masterminded any plot against the US not have they targeted any western states, he said.
The Islamic Republic of Iran continues its drive for development despite mounting pressures being exerted by its enemies, he said.
Since the western states imposed economic sanctions against Iran, the country has managed to acquired nuclear technology which is used in energy, agriculture, industry, health and treatment sectors, he said.
Iran has made a scientific breakthrough in the field of aerospace by manufacturing and launching several satellites, he said.
Iran enjoys high status in terms of production of science and is among top ten countries in the field of nano and biological technologies, he said.
The per capital income of Iranians has increased to dlrs 3,000 and the gap between various social strata has been narrowed dramatically, he said.
Cooperation of Iran with other nations will be to the benefit of the international community, said President Ahmadinejad.
The Ghanaian nation decided to attain independence and no power in the world could prevent it, he said.
The Ghanaian president, for his part, lauded the Iranian president and said Iran and Ghana try to promote relations in various fields, he said.
The two countries have proven their solidarity withing international organizations and are determined to continue such cooperation with international institutions as well as NAM, said the Ghanaian president.
He expressed the hope that the two countries would successfully continue cooperation in bolstering NAM.
IRNA -(Wed Apr 17, 2013) President: Iran, Ghana call for ending peopleˈs sufferings worldwide
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Wednesday that Iran and Ghana both believe that end to hegemony, respect for independence and culture of nations, peace, friendship and progress for all, cooperation among nations and involvement of all nations in the worldˈs management are the key to ending the sufferings of human beings in todayˈs world.
In a meeting with Ghanaˈs Parliament Speaker, Edward Adjaho, on Wednesday, President Ahmadinejad said support for justice and human dignity are common points shared by Iran and Ghana with both nations opposing unilateralism, occupation, injustice and war and favoring independence and human virtues.
He pointed out that the Ghanaian people have been a pionee in the campaign against colonialism and this is why Ghana is rich in culture and human virtues.
The president underlined the need for expansion of Iran-Ghana relations in different economic, political and cultural spheres, saying Iran and Ghana enjoy constructive and positive relations.
Economically speaking, said the president, Iran-Ghana cooperation has not expanded in proportion to present capacities and this requires the two sides to increase areas of cooperation and activate all existing potentials in favor of both nations.
He said the time is ripe for Iran and Ghana to expand ties at bilateral and international levels.
Noting that capitalism and Marxism have failed as the world needs a new discipline, President Ahmadinejad said the path the mankind needs to take today is well defined by founders of the Non-Aligned Movement, including Ghana, and today is the day the NAMˈs goals can be materialized.
The President added that today marks the historical juncture when the hegemonic systems are rapidly falling and thatˈs a historical opportunity for independent nations to show a new path to mankind.
President Ahmadinejad also underlined the importance of enhanced Iran-Ghana parliamentary relations as favored by the governments of both countries.
For his part, Adjaho hailed Iranian civilization and identity throughout history and said a person should insists on what she or he has and the Iranian people enjoy such characteristics. Due to the same reason, Ghana attaches special importance to its relations with Iran, he added.
Adjaho said Ghanaian Parliament is prepared to have necessary cooperation with Iran and mutual agreements should be implemented soon in favor of the Iranian and Ghanaian people.
ˈThe people campaigning for a just cause will never fail. Iran-Ghana relations are established on the basis of justice and will expand on the same basis.ˈ
Press TV -(Wed Apr 17, 2013) Ahmadinejad meets top Ghanaian lawmaker
Iran President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has met with Parliament Speaker of Ghana Edward Adjaho and discussed expansion of bilateral relations between the two nations.
The Wednesday noon meeting in the Ghanaian capital of Accra between the Iranian president and Ghana’s top lawmaker came following President Ahmadinejad’s morning arrival in the West African nation for a state visit.
The two leaders further discussed international issues of mutual concern.
The Iranian president is also expected to meet with Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama during his visit and sign a number of cooperation agreements between the two nations.
President Ahmadinejad is further due to deliver a speech before students and scholars of Ghana’s Islamic University as well as the country’s tribal chiefs.
Ghana is the final leg of the Iranian president’s three-nation tour of Africa that began on April 14.
Leading a high-level delegation, the president also visited two other West African nations of Benin and Niger, underlining plans to expand bilateral ties and signing several documents of cooperation in both countries.