TEHRAN, Apr. 29 (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s First Vice-President Es’hagh Jahangiri has sent a message to newly elected Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiye Ahmad congratulating him on his election, calling for expansion of bilateral ties between Iran and Ethiopia.

According to Iranian vie-presidency’s office, Es’hagh Jahangiri in his message congratulated Abiye Ahmad on his election as the Ethiopian new prime minister, wishing him and the nation of Ethiopia success and health in his term.

Jahangiri also expressed his hope that the bilateral ties between Iran and Ethiopia would expand in the future.

Ethiopia’s new prime minister, Abiye Ahmed, was elected by parliament on Monday April 2 to became the first Muslim prime minister in the history of Ethiopia. He succeeds former Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, who unexpectedly resigned on February 15.

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