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Kenya seeking increased cooperation with Iran
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_02_am1(278).jpgTEHRAN – Kenyan Senate Speaker Ekwee Ethuro says the African country is seeking to increase its cooperation with Iran. 
 
“We hope that we will make good achievements in cooperation in oil, mining, and agricultural sectors,” the Kenyan official told reporters after a meeting with Iranian Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani in Tehran on Sunday. 
 
“We have pinned our hopes on cooperation with our friends in order to move ahead with Kenya’s development plan,” he said, according to a translation of his remarks. 
 
On the recent wave of terrorist activities in Africa, he said that terrorism has posed a serious threat to the security of Kenya, adding that his country, as a key regional player, has played an active role to deal with the issue. 
 
In addition, he said that terrorism is not only a threat to the security of Iran and Kenya, but it is a phenomenon which endangers the security of the world.     
 
Mr. Ethuro has traveled to Iran at the head of a parliamentary delegation to hold talks with Iranian officials on bilateral relations. 
 
Iranian Majlis speaker also told reporters after the meeting that the Islamic Republic is keen to increase its cooperation with Nairobi in mining and agricultural sectors in view of the African country’s capabilities in these sectors.  
 
Elsewhere in his remarks, Larijani said that Tehran and Nairobi have close views on developments in the Middle East and Africa.  
 
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