Iran President supports Mahama to fight terrorism

President Mahama addressing the press said, "violent extremism and terrorism is a threat to the whole world."

The agreement was reached in a closed door meeting with President John Mahama who is on a two-day state visit to Iran.

President Mahama addressing the press after the meeting said, "violent extremism and terrorism is a threat to the whole world and we can only defeat it if we collaborate with each other.


"In Africa we are also affected by violent extremism, the situation in Libya is affecting the Sahelian areas of Africa; the operations of Al-Qaeda in the Maghreb, the operation of Boko Haram are all threats to our peaceful survival."

The president of the West African nation added that they "discussed the issue on two levels, on the levels of using cultural means to try and fight against extremist ideology, but at the same time sharing intelligence and working together to fight terrorism."

Ghana and Iran have also entered into two agreements in the areas of oil and gas and petrochemical engineering.

President Mahama is also slated to meet with Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.


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