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Iran calls for more cooperation with Ethiopia on regional crises

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle

December 29,2010 (ADDIS ABABA) – Acting Iranian foreign minister Ali-Akbar Salehi has called for more cooperation between Addis Ababa and Tehran in a bid to jointly resolve regional crises in what he said was using their strategic position in their respective regions, said a statement released by the Iranian foreign ministry.

The Iranian official made the remarks in Tehran on Tuesday during a meeting with Fisaheh Yemer, special advisor of the Ethiopian foreign minister, where both sides confer on bilateral, regional and International concerns as well as on current issues and problems in Africa.

Citing to Iran status in the Middle East and Ethiopia’s strategic position in East Africa, Salehi said the two countries close cooperation and continued consultation could be an important input to tackle regional crises.

The Ethiopian envoy who, noted the deep-rooted political relations between Tehran and Addis Ababa said the two sides have similar policies regarding regional and international issues, namely the cause of Palestine.

The two sides reiterated readiness to boost existing ties mainly on Political Cultural and economic areas.

Iran has increasingly strive to maximize Tehran’s relations its economic and political ties with the African states and the country is now considered as one of the African Union’s strategic partners.

It was noted that, Tehran’s efforts to boost ties and cooperation with Africa has led to its acceptance as an observing member of the African Union (AU), where it has shown an active presence in the AU summit meetings.