Iran Speaker Urges Closer Ties with Djibouti
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani underlined that the Islamic Republic attaches great importance to the expansion of relations with Djibouti.
Speaking to reporters in Tehran on Sunday after his visit to the African country, the senior Iranian lawmaker said bilateral relations with Djibouti, which is located in a “sensitive region”, are of great significance.
He said Tehran and Djibouti already enjoy close economic and political ties.
During talks with the Djiboutian president, the expansion of relations between the two countries as well as some important regional issues were discussed, the Iranian parliament speaker noted.
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 of Djibouti’s National Assembly.
He also met with a number of parliament speakers from other countries "to exchange views" on the latest developments in the region.
Commenting on his visit to the Iranian Navy’s Jamaran destroyer in the waters off the coasts of Djibouti, Larijani emphasized the importance of the destroyer’s role in the fight against piracy in the region.