New chapter opening in Iran-Ghana ties: Zarif

July 27, 2016 - 17:44

TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday that relations between Iran and Ghana has entered a new stage.

“A new chapter has been opened in relations between Iran and Ghana,” Zarif said during a meeting with Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama in Accra on Tuesday.

Zarif who started a tour of Africa along with 35 representatives from 35 the private sector said that relations between Iran and Ghana are at a “very good level”.

“The economic delegation that is accompanying me is one of the largest delegations in the recent years; it is ready to expand and deepen cooperation in various areas with Ghana,” he explained.

President Mahama, for his part, said Accra welcomes business activities of Iranian companies in his country, especially in the health sector.

He suggested that Iran and Ghana can cooperate in areas of education and agriculture as well as oil and gas industry.

Elsewhere, he said that Ghana supports political moves to settle the crisis in Syria.

Zarif also said Iran is ready to expand cooperation with Ghana in fighting terrorism and extremism.

During a meeting with Iranian residents in Ghana on Monday, Zarif also said, “Iranophobia is being propagated through large investment by the Zionists and ill-wishers especially the brutal Saudi regime.”