Bilateral ties centerpiece of Zarif's talks with Mongolia, Angola

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TEHRAN, Aug. 07 (MNA) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met with Angolan Minister of External Relations Georges Rebelo Chicoti and Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj on Monday.

During the Monday meeting, Chicoti expressed his pleasure of being in Iran and participating in Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s inauguration ceremony.

“We are always interested in expanding our bilateral ties. This is the first time I am visiting Tehran, and I was surprised to see Iran’s advancements,” the Angolan minister noted.

Chicoti also invited the Iranian top diplomat to visit the African country.

For his part, Zarif said, “we will try to promote bilateral relations between Tehran and Luanda.” He further voiced Iran’s preparedness to enhance its cooperation with Angola in the fields of business relations, pharmaceuticals, and technology.

“Banking cooperation needs to be developed so that we would be able to accelerate our economic collaborations,” he said.

"There are important grounds for mutual cooperation in technical and engineering sectors," Zarif added.

Meanwhile, Zarif met with Mongolian President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj and emphasized the enhancement of cultural cooperation, and political, economic exchanges between Iran and Mongolia.

He also underlined the need for cooperation between the private and public companies of the two countries, as well as cooperation in the field of technology, the fight against terrorism and extremism.

Zarif highly regarded the facilitation of banking relation and cooperation in the field of oil and gas.

Elbegdorj, for his part, expressed satisfaction for his visit to Iran, saying Mongolia welcomes expansion in bilateral ties with the Islamic Republic.

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