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FM discusses boost of ties with Congo, Madagascar officials

Tehran, Aug 7, Iran's Foreign Minister in separate meetings with officials from Madagascar and Congo on Monday discussed ways of enhancing bilateral cooperation.

Mohammad Javad Zarif during the meeting with Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo Leonare Oshintudu appreciated the African country's support for Iran in international sphere and urged expansion of economic relations between Iran and Congo in various sectors, including energy, medicine, construction of roads, and holding trade, scientific and technology exhibitions.

The Congolese official, for his part, pointing to the satisfactory relations between his country and Iran, noted that Congo remained to be against imposing sanctions on any country.

During the nuclear talks between Tehran and the major world powers which led to the historic nuclear agreement, Congo consistently supported Iran's right position, Oshintudu said.

In the meeting with Madagascar's National Assembly President Jean Max Rakotomamonjy, Zarif stressed the importance of relations with the island country and said that Iran was prepared to cooperate with Madagascar in various fields, including political and economic spheres.

The Malagasy official also submitted to the Iranian Foreign minister written messages from Madagascar's President and Foreign Minister.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency


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