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Iran secures cooperation trade pact with East African countries  



To the right is Iran's First Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi


 by Joseph Earnest  May 28, 2012 

 Newscast Media NAIROBI, KenyaNot wanting to be outdone by the Chinese or left behind by the West, Iran is strengthening its trade relations with the East African Community (EAC), and has dispatched the First Vice President of Iran, Mohammed Reza Rahimi to East Africa to secure a cooperation pact that will double development aid in agriculture, finance, energy, health services, and to address the trade imbalance.


Iran's Press TV reports the Islamic Republic's strategy is based on closer relations with African countries, particularly Kenya. Rahimi, who is currently on an official visit to two East African countries of Kenya and Tanzania, made the remark while speaking to reporters upon his arrival in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi on Monday.

"Good, amicable and historical ties between Iran and Kenya have been improved in terms of quality and quantity in recent years. We are determined to [further] expand mutual relations in all fields," Rahimi said.  Watch video below:  

Video by Capital FM Kenya-Nairobi

Kenya's Prime Minister Raila Odinga followed by

 Iran's First Vice President Mohammed Reza Rahimi

Rahimi is scheduled to meet with the Kenyan President, Emilio Mwai Kibaki, Vice President Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka, and the country's Prime Minister Raila Odinga during his stay in Nairobi.  Add Comments>>

Source: Press TV                                             






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