Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Iran, Eritrea Ink MoU to Boost Mutual Cooperation

Iran and Eritrea here on Sunday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to bolster cooperation in areas of culture, science and education.

Once the agreement goes into effect, it will significantly boost cultural relations between the two countries.

The document, which was signed by head of Iran's Islamic Culture and Relations Organization Mehdi Mostafavi and visiting Eritrean Information Minister Ali Abdu Ahmed, calls for holding cultural weeks and exhibitions, exchanging cultural delegations and establishing relationships between Iranian and Eritrean publishers.

Referring to the expansion of ties between the two countries in previous years, Mostafavi called for boosting mutual cultural cooperation, the Islamic republic news agency reported.

He also expressed hope that Tehran can host a meeting of African countries in the near future.

Ali Abdu Ahmed, for his part, added the two countries economic and political ties are expanding.

He also sought expansion of cultural ties in line with the economic and political ties.

Praising Islamic Republic's great ancient civilization, he voiced his country willingness to expand cooperation with Iran in all fields.