Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Angolan Minister of External Relations Georges Rebelo Chicoti have discussed issues of mutual interest in a meeting in Tehran.
During the Monday meeting, Chicoti expressed his pleasure of being in Iran and participating in Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s inauguration ceremony.
“We are always interested in expanding our bilateral ties. This is the first time I am visiting Tehran, and I was surprised to see Iran’s advancements,” the Angolan minister noted.
Chicoti also invited the Iranian top diplomat to visit the African country.
For his part, Zarif said, “We will try to promote bilateral relations [between Tehran and Luanda].”
He further voiced Iran’s preparedness to enhance its cooperation with Angola in the fields of business relations, pharmaceuticals, and technology.
“Banking cooperation needs to be developed so that we would be able to accelerate our economic collaborations,” he said.
"There are important grounds for mutual cooperation in technical and engineering sectors," Zarif added.