LUANDA, Dec. 03 (Press Shia) – Iran’s newly-appointed ambassador to Luanda in a meeting with the Angolan President dos Santos, stressed Iran’s keen interest in expanding friendly ties with the South African country.

Mohsen Movahedi-Qomi, Iran’s newly-appointed ambassador in South Africa and accredited to Angola, presented his credentials to President José Eduardo dos Santos in a meeting on Friday.

During the meeting held at Luanda’s Presidential Palace, the Iranian ambassador conveyed the warm greetings of President Rouhani, the government and nation of the Islamic Republic to the president and people of Angola, as well as President Rouhani’s sincere condolences over the passing of President dos Santos’ brother.

Movahedi-Qomi also expressed Iran’s readiness to develop friendly ties with Angola and boost bilateral cooperation in all areas of mutual interest.

In a meeting following the official ceremony, the Angolan President noted the historical ties between the two countries, and called on Foreign Minister Georges Chikoty to hold regular interactions with his Iranian counterpart in order to provide the proper conditions for holding the first political committee between the two countries at the level of deputy foreign ministers.

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