FM Stresses Consolidation of Ties with Senegal

TEHRAN (Fars News Agency)- Iran’s Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki in a meeting with Senegal’s outgoing ambassador to Tehran here on Tuesday, stressed that consolidation of Tehran-Dakar ties is no threat to any other world country.

A report released by the Foreign Ministry’s Information and Press Bureau said that during the meeting, Mottaki stressed the two countries’ desirable ties and continued, “We view the Senegalese nation and government as our friends, and believe that there is no difference between the independence, security and progress of Senegal and Iran.”

Stating that there exists no negative point in Iran-Senegal ties, he stressed that consolidation of the two states’ relations does not pose a threat to any other country.

The top diplomat described the role of Senegal as crucial in the settlement of Africa’s problems and issues, and underlined that the two sides should double their efforts to develop mutual ties in all areas, specially considering their abundant but intact potentials.

For his part, Senegalese Ambassador to Tehran Eshagh Bashir Ambaki assessed his 8 years of mission in Tehran as positive and reiterated the urgency for the further expansion of ties between the two countries.

Also pointing to the two states’ varying cooperation grounds, specially in areas of industry, oil, road construction and agriculture, he called for the increased activity of the Iranian and Senegalese private sectors in the aforesaid spheres.

Further in the meeting, the diplomat briefed Mottaki about the efforts made in his country for the formation of an Iran-Senegal friendship group.

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