Iran wants closer ties with Comoros

Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi

Press TV -(Sun Jul 7, 2013) Iran Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi has expressed Tehran’s firm determination to strengthen “amicable and very close” relations with the Comoros in all fields.

Iran is firmly interested in the establishment of ties with world countries, particularly friendly states such as the Comoros, Salehi said in a meeting with his Comorian counterpart Mohamed Bakri Ben Abdoulfatah Sharif in Moroni on Sunday. 
The Iranian minister expressed the country’s readiness to improve cooperation with the Comoros in the fields of education, economy, trade, culture, tourism and energy to achieve the desirable objectives of both sides. 
The Comorian minister, for his part, congratulated Iran on its recent successful presidential election and expressed hope that the two countries would further expand ties during president-elect Hassan Rohani’s tenure. 
Rohani won Iran’s 11th presidential election, garnering over 18 million of more than 36 million ballots. The voter turnout in the election was 72.7 percent. 
Sharif also voiced his country’s readiness to provide Iranian institutions active in the Comoros with more facilities. 
Salehi arrived in the Comorian capital, Moroni, on Sunday on the second leg of his tour of African nations. He visited Zimbabwe first and is scheduled to travel to Namibia next.

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