Zarif extends Iran's interest in developing ties with Togo

Tehran, Aug 5, IRNA – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Saturday expressed Iran's willingness to promote political, economic and cultural relations with Togo.

Zarrif made the remarks in a meeting with Togo Foreign Minister Robert Dussey on Saturday.

Iran is ready to maintain cooperation in fighting terrorism and extremism with Togo, he said.

Meanwhile, Dussey voiced satisfaction with his tour to Iran and expressed Togo's interest in increasing Iranian firms' economic activities in its territory.

During the meeting, both sides stressed establishing cooperation in international bodies especially in the United Nations and the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM).

Dussey also handed over Togo President Faure Gnassingbé message to Zarif.

He is in Tehran to attend President Hassan Rouhani's inauguration ceremony to be held on Saturday.

Eight presidents, 19 parliament speakers, nine vice presidents and prime ministers, seven parliament vice-speakers, 11 foreign ministers and 35 special envoys from different countries will reportedly attend the ceremony.

Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei endorsed Rouhani's presidential decree in a ceremony on Thursday.

Rouhani was reelected as president for a second consecutive term in national elections on May 19, securing nearly 57% of the total votes cast.

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