Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (L) with his couterpart, Ismail Omar Guelleh
Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has called on Islamic countries across the world to build a united barrier against the ‘enemy plots’.
“Unity and cooperation between Muslim states will thwart the enemy plot to sow discord between Muslims and spread hegemony over them,” President Ahmadinejad said in a meeting with President of Djibouti Ismail Omar Guelleh on Tuesday.
President Ahmadinejad added that the tyranny of superpowers is at the root of regional conflicts, urging close relations among Muslim countries in face of foreign efforts to break their spirit of solidarity.
Ismail Omar Guelleh, for his part, hailed Iran’s huge leap forward in scientific achievements and called the country ‘self-sufficient’ in modern technology.
The remarks by Djibouti’s president came after Iran on February 3 placed its very own indigenous telecommunications satellite Omid (Hope) into orbit. Omid is designed to transmit data via two frequency bands and eight antennas to an Iranian space station.
At the end of the talks, the foreign ministers of both countries signed five memorandums of understanding on economic cooperation.
President Ahmadinejad arrived in Djibouti at the top of a high-ranking delegation early on Tuesday.
He is now in Kenya on the second leg of his tour to Africa.
President Ahmadinejad and his Kenyan counterpart are expected to begin talks on the bilateral issues and the areas of cooperation during his stay in the country.