Iran Resolved to Bolster Africa Ties: FM
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran's foreign minister expressed the country's determination to expand relations with Africa, which he referred to as the "continent of opportunities" in modern diplomacy.
Africa is so important to Iran that the country has established a headquarters to maintain "systematic interaction" with the continent, Mohammad Javad Zarif said in a ceremony in commemoration of Africa Day, held at Iran's Foreign Ministry on Monday night.
He also hoped that the third millennium would witness an end to the "scientific, economic and cultural apartheid" against the world countries, like the abolition of apartheid in the shape of race prejudice in the second millennium.
The Monday ceremony in Tehran was attended by a number of foreign ambassadors as well as former Tanzanian president, Ali Hassan Mwinyi.
Africa Day is celebrated on May 25 to commemorate the formation of the African Union.
On this day, leaders of 30 of the 32 independent African states signed a founding charter in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.