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Iran to support Ghana fight terrorism

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has agreed to closely collaborate with Ghana in the fight against terrorism.

The agreement was reached in a closed door meeting with Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama who is on a two-day state visit to the Islamic nation.

Addressing the press after the meeting, President Mahama said “violent extremism and terrorism is a threat to the whole world and we can only defeat it if we collaborate with each other.

“In Africa we are also affected by violent extremism, the situation in Libya is affecting the Sahelian areas of Africa; the operations of Al-Qaeda in the Maghreb, the operation of Boko Haram are all threats to our peaceful survival.”

The president of the West African nation added that they “discussed the issue on two levels, on the levels of using cultural means to try and fight against extremist ideology, but at the same time sharing intelligence and working together to fight terrorism.”

In the first visit by a Ghanaian president to Iran since 37 years ago, Mahama is also slated to meet with Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

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