Iran, Ghana Deepens Bilateral relations

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Ghana and the Islamic Republic of Iran have begun process to deepen their bilateral relationship in the areas of culture, creative arts and technology.

The relationship will also strengthen the current friendship the two countries enjoying over the last 40 years.

Speaking at the 40th Anniversary celebration of the Iranian revolution in Accra over the weekend, the Deputy Minister for Arts, Cultural, and Creative Arts, Hon. Dr. Iddi Ziblim stated that the two countries have come a long way in working to improve the living standards of its people.

He revealed that the Ministry and its Iranian counterpart are currently working assiduously to review the existing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that seeks to deepen their relations.

Dr. Ziblim commended the government and people of Iran for the numerous contributions towards the development of Ghana over the years.

The Minister mentioned some of the known projects that the Iranian government   has established in the country which includes the Iran Polyclinic in Accra and the Islamic University College, which is helping in the delivery of tertiary education to the youth of Ghana.

Touching on the theme “Islamic Revolution and its impact on the contemporary world” the Executive Director of Public Policy Institute Mr. Antwi Boasiako Sekyere pointed out that revolutions have brought about changes in governance across the globe including Ghana.

To him, the revolution of the Republic of Iran in 1979 coincides with that of Ghana and that both nations have something in common that brought about the forward march in their democratic dispensations.

He commended Iran for its nuclear science development   and urged the international bodies to support it at all angles.

He used the occasion to condemn the United States of America and other super powers for trying to block the Iran nuclear deal adding that “no matter what they do Iran will succeed in its nuclear program”.


Story: Iddrissu A. Jara

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