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President in a meeting with Senegalese parliament speaker:

Iran, Senegal determined to cement ties, cooperation/US President's view of African people condemned/World of Islam needs more unity, brotherhood

President Rouhani met with the President of the National Assembly of Senegal Moustapha Niasse on Tuesday and described Tehran-Dakar relations brotherly and friendly, saying: "The two countries are determined to cement ties and cooperation".

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Dr Hassan Rouhani said that the Iranian people and government respect the people of Africa because they have fought for colonialism for many years and are trying to develop themselves.

"The words of the President of the United States about the people Africa were very unfortunate, false, and condemned, and it shows that the current US administration has not yet fully understood the greatness of the people of Africa," he added.

Dr Rouhani said that the Islamic Republic of Iran was ready to cement its relations with Senegal in various fields of science, culture, trade, economy and politics, adding: "The development of cooperation between Iran and Senegal could deepen relations between Africa and the important region of West Asia".

"The Islamic world needs more unity and fraternity to be able to resist the conspiracy of the enemies," the president added, referring to the fact that today Islamic and regional countries face a lot of problems, including terrorism.

Dr Rouhani also thanked the Senegalese government and people for expressing their condolences over Sanchi oil tanker incident, saying: "The fact that Muslims are sympathetic to each other in sad events is the result of Islamic brotherhood".

the President of the National Assembly of Senegal Moustapha Niasse expressed condolences of the Senegalese government and nation to the people of Iran over Snachi oil tanker accident and appreciated President Rouhani's speech at the thirteenth session of the Parliamentary Union of the OIC Member States (PUIC), saying: "Today, solidarity among Islamic countries is very important and we have to work towards developing and strengthening relations".

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