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President Mahama Asks Iran To Use Dialogue At UN Over Syria Iraq Crises 

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President John Mahama, has suggested to Iran to strongly advocate the use of Dialogue at the United Nation to solve the Syria and Iraqi crises.

According to President Mahama, dialogue seems the only solution rather than Military intervention.

The President made the suggestion at a meeting with the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif, called on him at Flagstaff House in Accra.

Mr. Zarif, who is on a West African tour announced additional scholarships for Ghanaian students particularly in the sciences.

Ghana has been a beneficiary of Iranian scholarships for many years.

President Mahama in expressing gratitude to Iran said such scholarship should target more females. In February this year President Mahama paid a visit to the state.

He was the first African President to visit that country after the lifting of sanctions by the UN. On that occasion, President Mahama, addressed a business forum, when he visited Iranian ministers to come and sample Ghana`s business environment.

Ghana and Iran have already signed bilateral in the areas of agriculture and International relations. As a reciprocal visit the Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Zarif is in the country with about seventy businessmen to explore the Ghanaian market.

Mr. Zarif said Iran is looking for a multi-faceted business collaboration with Ghana and this means breaking new grounds for mutual benefit.

President Mahama said the vision to make Ghana the gateway to Africa is on course and so the need to grow the country`s business front is crucial. On the Syria and Iraq crisis in which Iran is a major stakeholder in talks with the United Nations, President Mahama, asked that Iran proposes the use of dialogue as solution to the crisis rather than military intervention currently being employed.

The Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Zarif has since left Accra.

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