Tehran keen to boost Ethiopia ties: Iran diplomat

Iran expressed its willingness to strengthen its relations with Ethiopia in various fields.

Tehran keen to boost Ethiopia ties: Iran diplomat

World Bulletin/News Desk

 Iran on Thursday expressed its willingness to strengthen its relations with Ethiopia in various fields.

"Iran is keen to further intensify its existing relations with Ethiopia," Iranian Ambassador to Ethiopia Ali Bahreini was quoted as saying by Dina Mufti, spokesman for Ethiopia's Foreign Ministry, following a meeting with Ethiopian Foreign Minister Berhane Gebre-Christos.

"Ethiopia, as the seat of the African Union, is helpful to facilitate [Iran's] diplomatic relations with other [African] countries," he added.

At the meeting, the Iranian diplomat delivered eight buses sent by Iran's Foreign Ministry as a gift to its Ethiopian counterpart.

Gebre-Christos, for his part, expressed Ethiopia's readiness to cooperate with any country based on mutual interests.

"Ethiopia's foreign policy takes into consideration international principles based on equality and mutual benefits," Mufti told reporters following the meeting.

Ethiopia and Iran first established diplomatic relations in 1950.

Last Mod: 30 Mayıs 2014, 10:08
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