Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Iran has always been trying to have
brilliant political relations with African nations.
Speaking at a meeting with Iranian merchants and businessmen who reside in Kenya on Monday, the Iranian FM referred to the African continent as a stage for competition for all countries.
This is due to the continent's high potentials and chances in trade, Zarif added.
The foreign minister said Iran has developed plans for long-term relations with African countries in economy, healthcare, education and science.
Providing comments on Iran's nuclear negotiations with the 5+1, Zarif expressed regret that certain people both in and out of the country were against removal of sanctions because they saw it to their disadvantage.