Iran reacts to news on landing of American plane in Tehran

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Foreign Ministry spokeswoman reacting to broadcasted news on landing of an American plane in Tehranˈs Mehrabad Airport said on Friday that the US plane was chartered by Ghana Presidential Office and was carrying a high ranking Ghanaian delegation, IRNA reported.

ˈThe planeˈs passengers included a high ranking Ghanaian delegation, comprised of that countryˈs officials and led by a brother of Ghanaˈs president,ˈ said Marziyeh Afkham, adding that even the crew members of the American plane were all non-American.

She said that Iran and Ghana were both interested in further expansion of their bilateral ties and cooperation.

ˈThe Ghanaian delegationˈs last week visit was made to pursue the implementation of the agreements reached during a visit of Iran by that countryˈs president two years ago,ˈ she added.

The African countryˈs delegation left Iran yesterday (on Thursday) following a number of meetings with Iranian officials, including Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, according to Afkham.

President John Dramani Mahama pledged on February 11, 2013 Ghana's commitment to deepen bilateral relations with the Islamic Republic of Iran.

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