Zimbabwean president and Iran's foreign minister review issues of mutual interest
(IRNA) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki here on Tuesday evening reviewed expansion of cooperation and the latest regional and international developments.
Referring to the critical situation in Iraq, Afghanistan and Lebanon, Mottaki said withdrawal of the occupiers from Iraq is the only possible way for restoration of stability and security to that war-torn country, reports Trend.
Lauding the 33-day resistance of the Lebanese Hezbollah against the Zionists aggression, he said the brave resistance of the Hizbollah defeated the Israeli regime.
Voicing Iran's readiness to bolster all-out ties with Zimbabwe, Mottaki said the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stresses expansion of relations with all African states.
For his part, President Mugabe expressed his satisfaction with his visit to the Islamic Republic of Iran and said his country is keen on promotion of all-out ties with Iran.
He further praised Iran's special position in the Middle East and said his country's officials are seriously determined to strengthen ties with Tehran.
Mugabe, heading a senior politico-economic delegation, arrived in Tehran Sunday night to discuss issues of mutual interest with senior Iranian officials.
While in Tehran, Mugabe held talks with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei and President Ahmadinejad.
Iran and Zimbabwe signed five memoranda of understanding to boost agricultural, energy, development aid, economic, technical and education cooperation.
President Mugabe was officially seen off by President Ahmadinejad on Tuesday.
The Zimbabwean delegation left Tehran for the city of Tabriz, in the northwestern province of East Azarbaijan, Wednesday morning for a day-long visit to Tabriz Tractor Manufacturing plant.