Jan 25, 2022 17:01 UTC
  • Iran determined to expand relations, exchanges with African countries: FM

Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian says the Islamic Republic is firmly determined to bolster relations with all African countries, particularly Togo.

According to Press TV, in a meeting in Tehran on Tuesday, Amir-Abdollahian and Togo’s Foreign Minister Robert Dussey discussed various issues of common interests at bilateral, regional and international levels.

The FM said exchanges of visits by the two countries’ officials play a key role in developing mutual relations.

He outlined Iran’s achievements in various fields as well as the capabilities of Iranian companies in economic, scientific, technological and health sectors, voicing the country’s readiness to cooperate with Togo in all the areas.

Dussey, for his part, said his country is keen to expand relations with Iran, particularly in trade and economic areas.

The Togolese foreign minister invited Iranian companies to take part in his country's development projects in the fields of education, health and energy.

Amir-Abdollahian and Dussey agreed to set up joint working committees, discuss possible ways to open embassies in Tehran and Lome and exchange trade delegations.

The foreign minister of Togo invited his Iranian counterpart to make a visit to Lome, which was accepted by the Iranian side.

Dussey is on an official visit to Tehran at the head of a delegation. On Monday, he held a meeting with Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi.