Iran, Malawi to develop ties

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and Malawi’s minister of agriculture on Sunday discussed ways for expansion of bilateral relations.

Amir-Abdollahian in this meeting congratulated the election of Peter Mutharika as Malawi’s new president and praised Lilongwe’s policy of developing ties with members of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM).

He also stressed Iran’s preparedness for enhancing economic and commercial cooperation with Malawi.

Malawian Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation Allan Chiyembekeza, for his part, reiterated his country’s resolve to extend cooperation with NAM member states including Iran.

Chiyembekeza is on a visit to Iran heading an economic and commercial delegation.

Africa is the continent that Iran has long strived to maximize relations with.

Expansion of relations with African countries in all political, economic and cultural fields is top on the agenda of the Iranian foreign policy.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has repeatedly said that his government welcomes boosting relations with the African nations.

By Tasnim News Agency


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