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Iran attaches importance to expansion of ties with Africa


First Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi said on Saturday that the Islamic Republic of Iran attaches importance to expansion of relations with African states mainly Kenya.
Rahimi made the remarks in a meeting with visiting Kenyan Premier Raila Odinga at Imam Khomeini port in Khuzestan province on Saturday.

The Islamic Republic of Iran is determined to broaden ties with Kenya, he said.

According to the Presidential website, in the meeting, Rahimi expressed the hope that the current visit of the Kenyan premier to Khuzestan province would be a turning point in expansion of all-out relations and cooperation between the two countries.

Expansion of relations and cooperation between Iran and Kenya would have positive impacts on the entire world, Rahimi said.

The Kenyan prime minister, for his part, expressed satisfaction with his visit to Khuzestan province as well as Imam Khomeini port and said ties between the two nations are deep-rooted and growing.

To further ties, the two countries should explore untapped potentials in various sectors, he said.

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