Iran sees no limits to developing ties with Nigeria
Amirabdollahian had political consultations with Zubairu Dada, Nigerian Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, who is visiting Tehran to hold the joint economic commission meeting of the two countries.
During the meeting, the head of Iranian diplomacy expressed his delight that the bilateral relations, especially the economic and trade relations, have developed over the past two years.
However, he said that the current size of the interactions between the two countries does not correspond to the existing possibilities of the two countries and is far from the desired level.
The Iranian foreign minister referred to the Islamic Republic government’s determination to interact and cooperate with African countries, especially Nigeria, in line with the foreign policy of the 13th administration.
Amirabdollahian stressed that the Islamic Republic of Iran believes that there are no limits to the development of relations with Nigeria and holding the meeting is seen as a key step towards the expansion of bilateral relations.
Iran’s Foreign Minister extended the Iranian President’s warm greetings to his Nigerian counterpart Muhammadu Buhari and officially invited him to visit Tehran, the Iranian Foreign Ministry’s website reported.
The Nigerian Minister of Foreign Affairs, for his part, welcomed his trip to Tehran and the successful convening of the joint economic commission of the two countries.
Zubairu Dada further thanked the Iranian side for providing coordination for the successful holding of the session.
He said Iran and Nigeria can create many opportunities for both countries with proper planning. Dada expressed hope that the implementation of the agreements reached at the commission meeting will greatly contribute to raising the level of bilateral trade relations.
He also said that the Nigerian side was ready to enhance cooperation and interaction with the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran, saying, “We expect to see the expansion of cooperation in various fields between the two sides. in the future”.