TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (Press Shia) – Iranian President Rouhani has forwarded a message of felicitation to the President of Niger on the occasion of the country’s Republic Day on Dec. 18.

In his message, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani congratulated President Mahamadou Issoufou and the people of Niger as they celebrate the 59th anniversary of the founding of the Republic and creation of the Presidency of the Republic of Niger on Dec. 18.

President Rouhani stressed strong support for mutual efforts between the two sides for further development of relations in various fields and expansion of international cooperation.

He also prayed for the president’s continued health and success, as well as the nation’s felicity and prosperity.

Niger celebrates Republic Day on Dec. 18 which marks the founding of the Republic and creation of the Presidency of the Republic of Niger in 1958. The West African country celebrates Independece Day on 3 August.

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