Iran, Kenya has broad areas for cooperation
March 7, 2011 (KATAKAMI.COM) — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said on Sunday (6/3/2011) that Iran and Kenya have broad areas for cooperation.
President Ahmadinejad made the remarks in a meeting with Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga in Tehran.
He said that both Iran and Kenya are eager to further enhance their cooperation particularly in view of the ongoing international developments.
‘Iran and Kenya are in the same front. The common culture and viewpoints of both countries have made them get closer to each other,’ President Ahmadinejad added.
Referring to great potentials for increasing the level of cooperation between Iran and Kenya, he noted that Iran and Kenya can take effective steps in consolidating their bilateral ties through further cooperation in economic, political and cultural areas.
President Ahmadinejad emphasized the importance of paying heed to banking and customs infrastructure of both countries in order to enhance bilateral industrial and commercial cooperation.
“Kenya is one of the main centers for independence-seeking movements in Africa. Hence, it enjoys a special status in thought and culture of the Iranian nation,” he added.
Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga for his part said that Kenya as a trading center in east Africa pays heed to broaden ties in all arenas.
He also said that his country is willing to further consolidate its political and international cooperation with Iran. (*)