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Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad

Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called for enhanced collaboration between the Islamic Republic and the African state of Burundi. In a Tuesday meeting with visiting Burundian President Pierre NKurunziza and his accompanying delegation in Tehran, President Ahmadinejad described the visit by his counterpart from Burundi as a major step toward the development of friendly ties between the two nations. Emphasizing that there are many grounds for the expansion of bilateral relations between Iran and Burundi, the Iranian president added that the two countries can closely cooperate in the fields of agriculture, industry, trade, education, health, culture and politics. Ahmadinejad noted that Iran and Burundi can have effective cooperation with the establishment of a just world order. Iran’s chief executive also noted that, in terms of culture and political principles, the Islamic Republic and Burundi belong to the same front. For his part, the Burundian president pointed to the steady expansion of ties between his country and Iran in recent years and said the presence of him and the accompanying delegation in Tehran reflects the solidification of mutual cooperation between the two countries in various fields. President NKurunziza also stated that Burundi was determined to expand the level of its ‘constructive ties’ with the Islamic Republic in all fields. MFB/HSN/HJL
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