TEHRAN (FNA) Senegal’s Foreign Minister Cheikh Tidiane Gadio voiced pleasure in the expansion of his countries’ relations with Iran, and said he would pay a state visit to Tehran in the near future.
The Senegalese official made the remarks in a meeting with Iran’s ambassador to Dakar Jahanbakhsh Hassan-zadeh on Saturday.
During the meeting, the Iranian envoy submitted a message from the Iranian foreign minister to Gadio.
He further noted the trend of developments in the two countries’ warm and cordial relations, specially following the recent meeting of the two countries’ joint commission in December 2007, and voiced Tehran’s readiness to assist Dakar with the arrangement of a heads of state summit of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC).
The diplomat also reminded that Iran attaches much significance to the expansion of ties with African countries.
For his part, the Senegalese foreign minister thanked his Iranian counterpart for inviting him to Iran, and highlighted Iran’s key role in the OIC.
He further stressed that Senegal attaches much significance to relations with Iran, and said he would soon pay a visit to Tehran to meet with Iranian officials.
In addition to their cooperation in areas of auto-manufacturing, oil and power transfer, Iran and Senegal have recently launched cooperation in such other grounds as agriculture, water supply and water management following the recent meeting of the two countries’ joint economic cooperation commission.