Ahmadinejad officially welcomes Gambian counterpart

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad officially welcomed his Gambian counterpart, Yahya Jammeh, at the Presidential Office on Saturday.

Gambian President Jammeh arrived here Saturday morning heading a a senior politico-economic delegation for an official two-day visit.

He was welcomed upon his arrival at Tehran Mehrabad International Airport by Minister of Cooperatives Mohammad Abbasi.

During the official welcoming ceremony, the national anthems of the two countries were played and the two presidents reviewed a guard of honor.

The ceremony will be followed by a joint press conference during which the two presidents will address reporters and answer questions relating to the Gambian president’s visit as well as ties between Tehran and Banjul.

Official talks between the two presidents will begin after the conference.

Jammeh’s visit to Iran is taking place in response to a visit by President Ahmadinejad to Gambia in late June.

Gambia has a population of 1.2 million people, 90 percent of which is Muslim.

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