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President Mahama President Mahama hails economic cooperation with Tehran

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

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President Mahama and Ayatollah Khamenei

(Tasnim news agency)

President Mahama has hailed economic cooperation between Ghana and Tehran as the "beginning of a new epoch in bilateral ties" after the two countries signed new documents on cooperation.

Presidents John Dramani Mahama and Hassan Rouhani observe an honor guard during an official welcoming of the Ghanaian leader in Tehran, Feb. 14, 2016. play

Presidents John Dramani Mahama and Hassan Rouhani observe an honor guard during an official welcoming of the Ghanaian leader in Tehran, Feb. 14, 2016.

(©IRNA )
 

"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.

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Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama (L) shakes hands with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani during the signing of two documents in Tehran, Feb. 14, 2016. play

Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama (L) shakes hands with his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani during the signing of two documents in Tehran, Feb. 14, 2016.

( ©IRNA)

 

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.

President Mahama and Ayatollah Khamenei play

President Mahama and Ayatollah Khamenei

(Tasnim news agency)
 

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

President Mahama with Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei (Right) and Ayatollah Khamenei , Iranian president (Left) play

President Mahama with Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei (Right) and Ayatollah Khamenei , Iranian president (Left)

(Tasnim news agency )

 

"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.

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

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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