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Iran to send ambassador to Senegal soon
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_02_ep4(111).jpgTEHRAN – Iran’s ambassador to Senegal will start his activities in Dakar in the near future, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Saturday. 
 
He made the remarks during a joint press conference with his Senegalese counterpart Mankeur Ndiaye in Tehran, which was held after a meeting between the two officials. 
 
“Iran’s ambassador will be sent to the Senegalese capital Dakar, and we hope that this presence would be beneficial for the people of the two countries and lead to further cooperation. We’ve had fruitful negotiations regarding the appointment of Iran’s ambassador and the presence of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Senegal so that the two countries can contribute to the expansion of ties,” Zarif said.   
 
Senegal officially cut diplomatic ties with Iran in February 2011, accusing it of delivering weapons to separatist rebels in its restive southern Casamance region where 16 soldiers were killed by the end of December 2010. 
 
It was announced in February 2013 that the two countries had resumed diplomatic ties. 
 
During the press conference, the Senegalese foreign minister said that the two countries should take the measures necessary to improve their relations and said that Iran plays an important role in the region. 
 
EP/PA 

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