Iran welcomes relations with Burkina
Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki has highlighted relations with Burkina Faso, saying that the two countries are keen to expand cooperation.
Mottaki made the remark in a meeting with his Burkina's counterpart Bedouma Alain Yoda on Thursday, Press TV reported.
He said that both sides were willing to expand cooperation and said cooperation in trade, agriculture and energy was among the main priorities for Iran and Burkina Faso.
The Iranian official also said that Burkina has played a major role in helping overcome challenges facing the Africa continent.
Burkina's minister, for his part, hailed relations with the Islamic Republic and welcomed the Iranian delegation to his country.
Mottaki arrived in Burkina Faso on Thursday and is scheduled to exchange views with top officials in the country on ways to promote bilateral relations and on the latest regional and international developments.
The Iranian foreign minister will leave Burkina for Ghana late Thursday.
The expansion of relations with African countries in all political, economic and cultural fields is among the top priorities of Iran's foreign policy.