News ID: 212893
Published: 0940 GMT April 08, 2018

Iran FM, big delegation on Africa, Latin America tour

Iran FM, big delegation on Africa, Latin America tour

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday begin a four-leg tour of African and Latin American countries to discuss the strengthening of relations.

Heading a big political and economic delegation, Zarif will visit Senegal, Namibia, Brazil and Uruguay. Representatives of Iranian companies as well as entrepreneurs from commercial, economic, and science-based spheres of activity are accompanying him in the tour, Press TV reported.

The minister will be holding meetings with political, economic, and parliamentary officials from the four countries. He will also be delivering addresses at joint economic and commercial gatherings as well as some think tanks.

Zarif last toured Africa in October 2017, visiting South Africa, Uganda, and Niger.

He went on a six-leg Latin America tour a year earlier, traveling to Cuba, Nicaragua, Ecuador, Chile, Bolivia, and Venezuela.

The Islamic Revolution in 1979 resulted in a fundamental overhaul of Iranian foreign policy, changing its focus from the West to the developing world.

The previous governments promoted the notion of an Iranian “South-South” strategy, aiming to expand relations with Africa and Latin America.


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