The Leader of the Islamic Ummah and Opressed People has called for unity and cooperation among Muslim nations, reiterating Iran’s readiness to offer assistance in developing African countries.
In a meeting with Guinea-Bissauan President Malam Bacai Sanha, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei called on Islamic nations to reaffirm their “friendship and unity” in every part of the world.
“The interfering hands of colonial powers have created numerous problems for African states in the past years, but today the nations have awakened and pursue cooperation with each other,” Imam Ali Khamenei said.
“If cooperation between Islamic nations and governments is adequately implemented, all Muslims in the world would benefit from it,” the Leader stressed.
The Leader added that Iran welcomes expansion of ties with Guinea-Bissau.
“Contrary to colonial powers, Iran as a friendly and brotherly country can contribute to the development of your country based on national interests,” the Leader told Sanha.
Citing Iran’s industrial and scientific achievements after the 1979 revolution, Imam Ali Khamenei said, any self-confident and studious nation is bound to achieve such progress.
The Leader also noted that “security and peace” are necessary for development in Africa.
President Sanha for his part hailed Iran’s scientific and industrial progress and emphasized the expansion of ties between Tehran and Bissau.
Sanha further pointed out that his country is ready to boost ties with Iran in all fields.