Iran, Ghana must try to establish just world order: Ahmadinejad
Press TV -(Thu Apr 18, 2013) Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says Iran and Ghana must seize opportunities to make progress in favor of the two nations and to establish a fair world order.
In a Wednesday meeting with his Ghanaian counterpart John Dramani Mahama on the last leg of his West African tour, Ahmadinejad said Ghana is a pioneer in seeking independence and justice in the world.
Ghana is a founding member of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and Iran is the current chair of the movement.
The Iranian and Ghanaian nations should make use of their ample opportunities to establish broad cooperation, achieve progress and establish a just world order, the Iranian president said.
“Cooperation between Iran and Ghana is in favor of the two nations and global peace and security, and the Islamic Republic of Iran sees Ghana’s progress as its own progress,” Ahmadinejad pointed out.
He pointed to the cultural and historical commonalties between Tehran and Accra and urged the two sides to bolster regional and international cooperation in accordance with bilateral potentials.
Ahmadinejad said the expansion of the relations between the two countries should result in “positive and tangible” outcomes for both the Iranian and Ghanaian people.
The Ghanaian president, for his part, said that his country would proceed with efforts to promote relations with Iran and added that the two countries have the potentials to adopt measures with the purpose of stabilizing peace and security in the world.
Mahama expressed Ghana’s firm solidarity with international organizations, NAM in particular.
He added that Tehran-Accra cooperation in NAM can serve as a model and chance to strengthen the relations among developing countries.
The Iranian president wrapped up his three-day tour of the African countries of Benin, Niger and Ghana and arrived in Tehran early Thursday.
During his visit, he held talks with senior officials of the three countries and signed important agreements.
Fars NA -(Thu Apr 18, 2013) Ahmadinejad: No Limitations on Relations with Ghana
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in a recent visit to Accra reiterated that Iran’s foreign policy faces no limitation in promoting ties with Ghana.
Ahmadinejad made the remarks in a joint press conference with his Ghanaian counterpart John Dramani Mahama and after signing several Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) by Iran and Ghana on Wednesday.
Iran sees no limits on broadening cooperation with Ghana, the Iranian president said, adding, “We are ready to transfer our experiences in various fields such as agriculture to Ghana.”
Ties between Iran and Ghana are highly consolidated, he said.
Iran and Ghana are now cooperating within the international fora and are determined to expand cooperation to meet both sides” interests, Ahmadinejad said.
On Wednesday afternoon, Ahmadinejad ended his tri-nation tour of Africa which took him to Niger, Benin and Ghana.
Tehran has prioritized promotion of its economic and political ties with the African states and the country is now considered as one of the African Union’s strategic partners.
Tehran’s efforts to boost ties and cooperation with Africa have led to its acceptance as an observing member of the African Union (AU), where it has shown an active presence in the AU summit meetings.