Ghana’s President John Mahama has boasted that he is the first African leader to visit Iran after the nuclear agreement.
The Ghanaian leader said the move is part of his avowed commitment to open new trade and business opportunities for his country.
“One of my duties as a leader is to attract new opportunities for Ghana and Ghanaians through international cooperation. This is one of the reasons why I paid a fruitful visit to Iran, at the invitation of Iran’s President, Dr. Hassan Rouhani.
“I am proud to be the first African leader to visit Iran after the nuclear agreement, and also the first Ghanaian leader to come here after the Islamic Revolution. Iran has always been a close friend and supporter of the freedom movement in Africa, and supported the fight against colonialism and apartheid,” the President wrote in a Facebook post.
He added: “As members of the Non-Aligned Movement, Ghana and Iran have a longstanding relationship. There are many grounds for cooperation between our countries, including oil and gas, agriculture, power generation, production of cement, home appliances and engineering products. We think Iran enjoys a good advantage in these fields and can become a suitable partner for Ghana”.
Meanwhile, Iran and Ghana have signed two memorandums of understanding (MoUs) to promote cooperation in the fields of agriculture and standards