Apr 27, 2024, 11:21 PM

Expanding ties with African countries Iran's strategy: Veep

Expanding ties with African countries Iran's strategy: Veep

TEHRAN, Apr. 27 (MNA) – The Iranian first vice president has said that developing relations with African countries has been Iran's strategy since the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979.

Mohammad Mokhber made the remarks in a meeting with  Constantino Chiwenga, the Zimbabwean vice president in Tehran on Saturday, who has traveled to Tehran to participate at the 2nd Iran-Africa trade summit.

"The economic and political interactions of the Islamic Republic of Iran with friendly countries and the world are based on a win-win strategy," the Iranian vice-president said.

He urged Zimbabwe to use local currencies in bilateral trade. He also called for stepped-up implementation of bilateral agreements.

Chiwenga, for his part, said that, "Iran and Zimbabwe are moving in the same direction and despite being far away and long geographical distance, they have many common goals against the hegemonist system."

He also condemned the attack of the Zionist regime on the Iranian consulate in Damascus and condoled the martyrdom of the IRGC commanders in the attack, emphasizing that "the widespread sanctions imposed by Western countries were aimed at destroying the independence of Iran and Zimbabwe, but the two countries can overcome the sanctions of the enemies of the two nations by deepening their relations."

He also emphasized the implementation of 12 memorandums of understanding signed between Iran and Zimbabwe since the 13th government in Iran under President Raeisi assumed office in 2021 and stated that, "The progress of knowledge-based companies and the private sector in the Islamic Republic of iran has been very fascinating."

He said that his country seeks to solidify bilateral cooperation based on a win-win strategy. "We are taking advantage of Iran's potentials in the fields of mining, energy, health, medicine, agriculture, modern irrigation and food security," the Zimbabwean vice president said.


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