Oct 02, 2020 07:12 UTC
  • Iran urges closer cooperation with Nigeria

President of Iran Hassan Rouhani called for the enhancement of relations with Nigeria at the bilateral, regional and international levels.

According to Tasnim news agency, in a message to his Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, Rouhani congratulated the African government and nation on the 60th anniversary of its independence.

He also expressed hope for the promotion of cooperation between Tehran and Abuja in the bilateral, regional and international fields considering the ample opportunities for political, economic and parliamentary interaction.

Nigeria’s Independence Day marks the African nation’s proclamation of independence from British rule on October 1, 1960.