Mahama visits Iran for bilateral talks

Mahama visits Iran for bilateral talks

-President Mahama has been extended a presidential invitation by Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani on Sunday, Feb 14

- The  visit is expected to see President Mahama engage in talks over rice farming and other economic factors

- Mahama will also meet the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei

Mahama visits Iran for bilateral talks

Talks between Presidents Mahama and Rouhani are expected to boost ties between both nations, Ghana and Iran

President John Dramani Mahama is expected to visit Iran on Sunday, February 14, following a executive invitation by the Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani.

The two leaders are expected to hold bilateral discussions as they address a joint press conference on Sunday. They are expected to preside over the signing of Memoranda of Understanding and attend an Official Luncheon in honour of President Mahama.

"President Mahama will also meet the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei and hold discussions with the Speaker of Majlis (Parliament), Dr. Ali Larijani," the Flagstaff House has said.

The meeting is expected to see Ghana seek joint partnerships in rice farming and processing, agro-processing and mining as also to expand production and export to Iran.

Ghana and Iran have a long standing relationship as members of the Non-Aligned Movement. In 2014, during a visit to Ghana by former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the two countries established a Permanent Joint Commission.

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