TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Namibian counterpart, Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah, exchanged views about a range of issues, including ways to deepen bilateral relations between the Islamic Republic and the southwest African country.   

In the meeting held in Windhoek on Thursday, Zarif described Iran-Namibia relations as important and called for closer cooperation between the two countries in all fields, banking in particular.

He f urther voiced Tehran’s readiness to boost relations with the African country in diverse fields, including energy, water, construction, agriculture and modern technologies.  

The Iranian top diplomat also expressed concern about the spread of terrorism in the world and said fighting against terror groups requires cooperation among all countries.

Nandi-Ndaitwah, for his part, welcomed Iran’s investment in various agricultural and energy development projects.

Zarif arrived in Namibia on the last leg of his tour of Africa and South America, which also took him to Senegal, Brazil and Uruguay.

Zarif on Thursday addressed a joint economic meeting of Iran and Namibia, which was also attended by Namibian trade minister.

He is heading a delegation of Iranian business people and entrepreneurs from the government and private sectors.

Zarif had announced earlier that his tour of the four countries would revolve around development of economic ties.