0135 GMT June 15, 2021
The Iranian president on Wednesday sent a message to his Senegalese counterpart Macky Sall in honor of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of formal diplomatic ties between the two countries, Tasnim News Agency reported.
“Over the past half a century, the two friendly and brotherly states have capitalized on their good historic relations as well as religious and cultural commonalities and teachings, and have made great strides in promoting ties and bilateral cooperation within the framework of mutual respect,” Rouhani added.
He also emphasized that the two states’ constant successful move to overcome the challenges and threats to the bilateral and international cooperation would depend on their constructive interaction, cooperation, and joint efforts.
Rouhani wished the Senegalese leader and people health, success and prosperity.
In a meeting with Senegalese Ambassador to Tehran Saliou Niang Dieng in February, the Iranian president hailed the African state as a major country that can become the gateway to Iran’s expanded relationship with other nations of the continent.
Stressing the need for increased interaction between Iranian and Senegalese public and private sectors, Rouhani said the two countries can foster collaboration in scientific, cultural, technological and academic fields.