Iran is Africa’s partner, friend: Ugandan president

Kampala, Feb 3, IRNA – President of the Republic of Uganda Yoweri Museveni said Iran has always looked to Africa with good faith and as a friend and partner of the contininent.
  In a meeting with Iranian Foregin Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Kampala on Monday evening, Museveni said Uganda welcomes expansion of ties with Iran in all political, economic, cultural, scientific, and security fields.

Praising Iran’s progress in various fields, President Museveni said Uganda is willing to use Iran’s potentials and experiences in science, technology, and human development.

Meanwhile, Zarif, referring to the importance of ties with Africa in Iran’s foreign policy, said south-south cooperation is the most efficient way to solve the problems of these countries.

Zarif added Iran-Uganda relations are growing and Tehran is willing to open a new chapter in cooperation with Africa.

‘Unfortunately, terrorism, violence, and extremism have become big problems in many parts of the world such as the Middle East, Africa, and Europe and the conditions require serious and realistic cooperation to remove the threat.’

Zarif also expounded on Iran’s stance over nuclear talks.

Ugandan president said Iran’s constructive and positive role in strengthening regional peace and security is ‘undoubtable’, expressing hope that nuclear talks would lead to Iran’s desired results.

Museveni and Zarif also exchanged views on various regional and international issues.

Iranian foreign minister, who is on an African tour, arrived in Kampala on Monday evening from Nairobi.


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