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African states' resistance against global colonialism prove their vigilance, prudence: Iran president

Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi (R) and Foreign Minister of Burkina Faso Olivia Rouamba meet in Tehran on September 4, 2023. (Photo by

Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi has praised African nations for their steadfastness in resisting global colonialism, calling it a sign of their vigilance, prudence and recognition of modern-day requirements.

In a meeting with Foreign Minister of Burkina Faso Olivia Rouamba in Tehran on Monday, Raeisi said Iran has been developing positive relations with African states after the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

He underscored the need for creation of a joint commission for economic cooperation, which would play an effective role in facilitating and accelerating the exchange of capacities and expanding bilateral ties.

The president voiced Iran's readiness to share its experience and achievements with friendly countries, especially those in the African continent.

Rouamba, for her part, said African countries, including Burkina Faso, are inspired by the resistance of the Islamic Revolution against global arrogance and the arrogant system.

She added that the improvement of cooperation with Iran is top on her country's agenda, noting that Burkina Faso regards Iran as a friendly country and is keen to strengthen mutual cooperation.

Iran, Burkina Faso FMs discuss expansion of ties, key regional, global issues

Earlier on Monday, the African official also held a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian. 

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian (R) and his Burkina Faso's counterpart Olivia Rouamba pose for a photo before their meeting in Tehran on September 4, 2023. (Photo by Iran's Foreign Ministry)

During the meeting, the two top diplomats discussed ways to expand commercial relations and the important regional and international issues.

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