Ahmadinejad wraps up Senegal visit, heads for Cuba
(IRNA) - Visiting President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran left Senegal for Havana, Cuba Thursday morning at the end of a day-long visit to the African country, reports Trend.
He was officially seen off at Dakar international airport by his Senegalese counterpart, Abdoulaye Wade.
The president's visit to Senegal was in response to an official invitation of his counterpart. Wade paid an official visit to Tehran on June 24.
President Ahmadinejad, accompanied by a number of cabinet members and Majlis deputies, began a whirlwind tri-nation tour Wednesday with his visit to Senegal. He left the capital, Dakar, Wednesday evening and arrived in Havana, Cuba Thursday morning where he is to attend the G-15 Meeting and the Non-Aligned Movement Summit.
He will end his tour with a visit to Caracas, Venezuela, which he will be visiting on the official invitation of his counterpart, Hugo Chavez.
The president, however, will not be returning to the country after his visit to Venezuela. He will head for the United Nations in New York to attend the 61st annual session of the UN General Assembly from Sept 19-27.
He is also scheduled to address the session as well as meet leaders of various countries on the sidelines of this important gathering.