Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs, made the remarks at a meeting with the Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology of the African Union Martial De-Paul Ikounga here in Tehran on Tuesday.
The Iranian diplomat stressed the significance of cooperation with the AU, with the Human Resources, Science and Technology Commission in particular, saying that Iran is ready to have comprehensive relations with the AU as well as with African countries.
He further asserted that despite decades-long western sanctions, the Islamic Reputlic has achieved great successes in the strategic fields of human resources, science and technology.
De-Paul Ikounga, in his turn, hailed Iran's successful development and progress and called for ethe xpansion of cooperative ties between Iran and the AU in different fields as one of the objectives set by the AU.
De-Paul Ikounga pointed out Africa’s need for Iran's experiences in tech and economic development areas and said, the purpose of his visit to Tehran had been to examine chances of cooperation between Iran and the AU in various fields.