(IRNA) - Gambian President Yahya Jammeh arrived here Saturday morning at the head of a senior politico-economic delegation for an official visit.
An official welcoming ceremony will be officiated at the Presidential Office by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for his Gambian counterpart within a few hours.
Jammeh's visit to Iran is taking place in response to a visit by President Ahmadinejad to Gambia in late June, reports Trend.
While in Tehran, the Gambian president will hold talks with senior Iranian officials on bilateral ties, issues of mutual interest and regional and international developments.
The Iranian and Gambian presidents will discuss obstacles delaying implementation of agreements already signed between Tehran and Banjul.
It has a population of 1.2 million people, 90 percent of which is Muslim.
The Republic of Gambia is a narrow territory around the River Gambia on the west coast of Africa. Apart from a short coastline on the Atlantic Ocean, the country is a semi-enclave in Senegal.