President of Iran Ebrahim Raisi expressed the country’s readiness to provide Mozambique with the technical know-how and experiences as part of plans to promote cooperation with the African nations.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran has always had good relations with African countries and today, based on this constructive view of Iran to Africa, we are ready to expand cooperation with the continent,” Raisi said in a meeting with his Mozambiquean counterpart Filipe Nyusi, held in Qatar on Tuesday.

“In the view of the Islamic Republic of Iran, African countries are lands full of talents and rich resources, which have unfortunately been plundered by Western countries for the past few centuries,” the president added.

Iran has always believed that African countries have hard-working people and significant reserves and talents for growth and development, he noted, saying, “The 13th Administration is ready to expand trade and economic cooperation with African countries, especially Mozambique, and the transfer of experience and technical knowledge to these countries.”

“Western countries want Africa for themselves, but we want you for yourself,” the Iranian president stated.

Deploring the Westerners and Americans for pursuing their own interests and not taking steps for the development of the African nations, Raisi said, “The rise of insecurity and the activities of terrorist groups in recent years in some African countries is also rooted in Western and American interference. The confession of former US officials to the formation of ISIL by this country is proof of this claim.”

For his part, Nyusi expressed his country’s interest in deepening relations with Iran, saying, “We have a lot of natural resources that we can use for the benefit of the Mozambican people and for development with the help of the technical capabilities of Iranian experts.”

He also said that one of the serious problems in the development of Mozambique is the spread of insecurity and terrorism, which is mainly directed and controlled from outside the borders of his country.

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