President Mahama hails economic cooperation with Tehran

President Mahama arrived in Tehran on Sunday for bilateral talks with President Hassan Rouhani.


"I am proud to be the First African leader to visit Iran after the nuclear agreement and also the first Ghanaian leader to come here after the Islamic Revolution," Iranian State broadcaster, Press TV, quoted him as saying at a joint press conference  with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on Sunday.

According to Mahama, Ghana is hopeful of cooperation in a variety of fields, including oil and gas, agriculture, power generation and production of cement, home appliances and engineering products.


"We think Iran enjoys a good advantage in these fields and can become a suitable partner for Ghana," he said.

"I also thank Iran for its agricultural services which it offers to poor and remote areas in Ghana which have led to better production and food security in these regions," he said.

He was welcomed at the Mehrabad International Airport by the Iranian Minister for Agriculture, Mahmoud Hojjati.

He will also address a business forum and tour a power plant, according to the Flagstaff House.


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