Iranian Firms Capable of Serving Africa

Iranian Firms Capable of Serving AfricaIranian Firms Capable of Serving Africa

President Hassan Rouhani said Iranian engineering companies are capable of beating their international competitors and undertaking development projects in the black continent.

“Iranian firms possess advanced capabilities in various sectors, including industries, mines and infrastructure,” Rouhani said in a meeting with Togolese Foreign Minister Robert Dussey in Tehran on Monday.

“They can offer quality services, compared to big international firms,” IRNA quoted Rouhani as saying.

Rouhani said Iran and Togo should introduce opportunities and capacities in their countries to each other’s private sectors to help expand economic collaboration.

The president said Iran and Togo should work in the international arena to help resolve global challenges that have endangered peace and security, particularly the spread of terrorism and extremism, as well as aggressions and foreign interference in the internal affairs of countries.

He underlined the need for concerted efforts by all countries to counter extremist ideologies that are propagated by terrorist groups to attract the youth.

  Global Menace   

“International organizations should adopt serious and coordinated measures against terrorism, a global menace,” he said.

“Some countries should stop financial and arms support for terrorists [operating in West Asia] and using them as a tool. Terrorists have never been and will never be good tools for countries to attain their goals.”

Dussey called for more efforts to exploit the two countries’ capacities and develop Tehran-Lome cooperation.

“Today, the African continent does not belong to colonial powers, but [it belongs] to the people of the region and they favor the enhancement of relations with their friends, particularly Iran.”

He stressed the need for expansion of Iran-Togo collaboration in the campaign against terrorism.

Dussey, who is in Tehran at the head of a delegation, had earlier held talks with Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday.

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