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Iranian First Vice President Es'haq Jahangiri (R) meets Ghanaian Vice President Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur in Tehran on August 5, 2013.

Iranian First Vice President Es'haq Jahangiri (R) meets Ghanaian Vice President Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur in Tehran on August 5, 2013.

Iranian First Vice President Es'haq Jahangiri says the Islamic Republic welcomes enhancement of economic and trade ties with Ghana. In a meeting with Ghanaian Vice President Kwesi Bekoe Amissah-Arthur in Tehran on Monday, Jahangiri said the planned Iran-Ghana Joint Economic Cooperation Commission will be a proper venue for removing obstacles to economic cooperation between the two countries. “I hope this committee will be established on schedule, and it could be a step towards formulating strategies for boosting ties and broadening economic cooperation between Iran and Ghana,” Jahangiri stated. Amissah-Arthur, for his part, praised the existing good relations between Ghana and Iran. He said a large number of Iranian businessmen are currently active in Ghana, adding that Accra favors expansion of relations with Iran in different sectors. He expressed hope that the Iran-Ghana joint cooperation commission will soon be established and hold its meeting in Tehran. MP/KA/SS