FM Zarif Meets Gambian Vice-Speaker, Discuss Bilateral Ties

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Momodou Lamin Sanneh, the vice-speaker of the Gambian National Assembly, have discussed issues of mutual interest in Tehran.

FM Zarif Meets Gambian Vice-Speaker, Discuss Bilateral Ties

During the Monday meeting, Sanneh underlined the need for promotion of mutual cooperation between Iran and The Gambia.

He said both countries have governments that are just going to start their work, and thus new plans should be implemented to develop these collaborations, the Iranian foreign ministry official website reported.

"There are very good grounds for Tehran-Banjul cooperation in the fields of agriculture, technology, health, and investment in economic infrastructures," he added.

Zarif, for his part, voiced Tehran’s preparedness to start a new chapter of cooperation with The Gambia in such fields as agriculture, health, technology, power plants, and fight against extremism and terrorism.

Elsewhere in the meeting, Zarif also received the Gambian president’s written message for Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

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