TEHRAN (FNA)- Senior officials from Iran and Benin vowed to do their best to utilize each and every capacity and potential in both countries to expand mutual cooperation between the two nations.
In a meeting between Iranian President’s Chief of Staff Mohammad Nahavandian and Beninese Foreign Minister Nasirou Bako on Tuesday, the two officials called for advanced relations between Tehran and Porto-Novo in various economic, cultural, scientific and political domains.
Bako said in the meeting that exchange of high-ranking delegations between Iran and Benin indicates the high level of bilateral ties.
He went on to say that the Beninese government and nation have much confidence in the Iranian government and brave nation, as it has all the time witnessed its resistance over its interests, dignity and independence.
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.
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