Benin keen to enhance all-out relations with Iran

TEHRAN (FNA)- Beninese Foreign Minister Nassirou Arifari Bako arrived in Tehran on Wednesday to discuss new ways of promoting ties with Iran in all sectors.

The top Beninese diplomat, who heads a ranking political and economic delegation, is to meet with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif on signing of a number of agreements on expansion of mutual cooperation.

The Republic of Benin is in West Africa with Porto-Novo as its capital.

Iran has striven hard to maximize relations with the African continent.

Iran is also an observing member of the AU and has shown an active presence in previous AU summit meetings.

The country is considered as one of the AU’s strategic partners along with India, Japan, China, several South American states and Turkey, while Tehran is also believed to be prioritizing promotion of its economic and political ties with the African states.

By Fars News Agency


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