Ghana President: Iran pioneer of fighting violence, extremism

Iran and its President Hassan Rouhani are pioneers of fighting violence, extremism and terrorism, Ghana President John Dramani Mahama said on Sunday.

He made the remarks in a joint press conference with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

Ghana president urged collective cooperation for fighting terrorism, adding that African continent suffers similar problems in Libya, Morocco and other regions.

Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama is in Tehran on an official visit to hold talks with senior Iranian officials.

Heading a high-ranking politico-economic delegation, Mahama arrived in Tehran on Saturday night at the invitation of his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani.

The Ghanaian president was welcomed at Tehran Mehrabad Airport by Minister of Agriculture Mahmoud Hojjati who chairs the Iranian side of Iran-Ghana joint commission.

President Rouhani officially welcomed his Ghanaian counterpart on Sunday morning.

The visit is the first by a Ghanaian president to Iran in 37 years.

Mahama is set to hold talks with Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, his Iranian counterpart as well as Parliament (Majlis) Speaker Ali Larijani.

On Monday, he will also attend a trade and economic meeting of businessmen and enterprises from the two countries.