TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani highlighted the importance of the country’s relations with Nigeria and said the Islamic Republic sees no restriction on the economic cooperation with the West African nation.
Speaking at a meeting with the Nigerian parliament’s vice speaker in Tehran on Sunday, Larijani said Iran and Nigeria have always had amicable relations.
“According to the foreign policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran, special attention has been paid to African countries and we are trying to provide assistance (to those countries) in the field of health, treatment, and investment in the automotive sector,” he said.
“Iran sees no restrictions on economic cooperation with Nigeria and its traders can use the Iranian market and buy (their needed products),” Larijani stated.
The Nigerian lawmaker also stressed the need for the two countries to do all in their power to boost parliamentary ties.
Expansion of relations with African nations in all political, economic and cultural fields is top on the agenda of Iran’s foreign policy.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who won a second term back in May 2017, has repeatedly stressed his government’s interest in boosting relations with the African states.