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News number: 8808210600

15:32 | 2009-11-12

Foriegn Policy

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First VP Stresses Boosting Iran-Africa Relations

TEHRAN (FNA)-Iran's First Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi said Iran does seek expansion of ties with African countries.



In a meeting with Lesotho's Foreign Minister Mohlabi Kenneth Tsekoa in Tehran, Rahimi said, "Islamic Republic of Iran sets no limitation for transfer of achievements and experiments to African countries including Lesotho."

He also reiterated all potentials of the two sides need to be used to help mature ties and put agreements into practice, the Iranian students news agency reported.

Rahimi continued Iran has always sought peace and friendship in the region and the world.

Mohlabi Kenneth Tsekoa on his part appreciated Iran's stance to shore up African nations and said, "Today Iran plays an influential role in establishment of peace and stability in the region and the world."

He also called for all-out cooperation between Iran and Lesotho.

Mohlabi Kenneth Tsekoa also met his Iranian counterpart Manouchehr Mottaki on Wednesday.