Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani underlined that Iran is ready to help the Republic of Congo in the energy sector.
“Iran is ready to cooperate with Congo in refinery construction and in the petrochemical sector,” Larijani said in a meeting with Republic of Congo’s Parliament Vice-Speaker in the Brazzaville on Saturday.
He underlined that Iran attaches much importance to its relations with Congo, and said, “We hope that the relations between the two countries will further expand.”
The Iranian parliament speaker explained that Iran and Congo could also launch or widen cooperation in the mining sector and in bridge construction.
The Congolese vice-speaker, for his part, pointed to the visit of the Iranian parliamentary delegation to his country, and said, “The mutual cooperation between the two countries should expand.”
He pointed to a rise in the exchange of visits by the two countries’ parliamentary delegations, and said, “We hope that the ties between the two countries will expand through parliamentary relations.”
Iran has striven hard to maximize relations with the African continent.
Iran is also an observing member of the AU and has shown an active presence in previous AU summit meetings.
The country is considered as one of the AU’s strategic partners along with India, Japan, China, several South American states and Turkey, while Tehran is also believed to be prioritizing promotion of its economic and political ties with the African states.