Supporting African Nations Tops Iran’s Policy: Speaker
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani, in a meeting with Djiboutian President Ismail Omar Guelleh, pledged Tehran’s support for African nations, including Djibouti.
The Islamic Republic of Iran has constantly pursued the policy of helping Africa, Larijani said during the meeting which was held in Djibouti City on Saturday.
“Since the victory of the Islamic Revolution (in 1979), Imam Khomeini (RA) always advised us to pay attention to Africa, which has been colonized for long years by the Westerners, who plundered its resources and never helped the African nations,” he added.
The Iranian parliament speaker also described Djibouti as a “friend and brother” country and called for the expansion of Tehran- Djibouti ties.
“We hope that the two countries will be able to expand economic relations and increase the volume of trade ties,” the Iranian parliament speaker noted.
Larijani also said expansion of ties between cooperation between Iran and Djibouti can step up the fight against piracy.
The Djiboutian president, for his part, expressed the hope that bilateral ties between the two countries would be promoted in all spheres.
He also praised the Iranian architects for constructing the new building of Djibouti’s National Assembly.
Larijani arrived in Djibouti city on Friday at the official invitation of his Djiboutian counterpart to participate in a ceremony to inaugurate the new building.