Africa: Ghana,Iran pledge to deepen bilateral ties

Ghana and Iran last Friday, renewed their bond of cooperation and pledged to deepen their bilateral ties for the mutual benefits of both countries.

This was when Ghana joined the Iranian Community to mark the 45 years anniversary of the Islamic Revolution of Iran established on February 11, 1979 by Ayatollah Khomeini, after an uprising led to the overthrow of the Pahlavi dynasty.

In attendance were ministers of states, traditional and religious leaders, members of the Diplomatic Corps and friends of the Iranian Community in Ghana.

Addressing the gathering, the Islamic Republic of Iran Ambassadors to Ghana, Bejan Gerami, said the Islamic Revolution had made significant advancement in the field of economic, science, and nuclear technology for the benefit of humankind.

He said the relationship between the two countries would continue to grow due to the goodwill of their leadership, and commended President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo for his efforts in maintaining the strong ties between them.

Mr Gerami said the Iran’s foreign policy was founded on the “principles and values of peace, justice, independence while rejecting discrimination, aggression and foreign domination in international politics.”

The Ambassador said Iran always had constructive and strong cooperation with friendly countries, especially Ghana, adding “the relationship between Ghana and Iran which was established in 1983 has remained positive, cordial and ever- expanding.”