Former speaker: Iran ready to help African development
Head of Iran's Majlis cultural commission has expressed the country's willingness to transfer scientific and technological experience to African countries, Press TV reported.
Iran's capabilities and accomplishments in different scientific and technological areas can be utilized in the economic and industrial development of Africa, and Iran is ready to transfer pertinent know-how to the African nations, Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel said in a meeting with Tanzanian Minister of Information, Youth, Culture and Sports Emmanuel John Nchimbi.
Haddad-Adel described Africa as a great and crucial continent that has been oppressed for years under the rule of hegemonic colonial powers. He voiced satisfaction over growing Iran-Tanzania relations and underlined the need for the exchange of experience in various cultural, sport, training and artistic fields.
Emmanuel John Nchimbi, for his part, described bilateral cooperation between the two countries as positive and said that Tehran-Dar al-Salam ties should be further developed through exploiting all existing capacities.
Earlier in October, Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said Iran attaches major significance to the expansion of ties with all African nations.
He emphasized that the promotion of ties with African states is a major priority for Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, adding that the president has agreed to provide African nations with essential resources to facilitate their development and progress.
Edited by: S. Isayev