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President Ahmadinejad Back to Iran after Tour of Africa

Tehran, Apr 18 (Prensa Latina) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad returned to this capital today after completing a three-day tour of Africa in which he visited Benin, Niger, and Ghana.

Ahmadinejad had meetings with his counterparts in those countries, Yayi Boni, Benin; Mahamadou Issoufou, Niger; and John Dramani Mahama, Ghana, as part of the Iranian diplomatic strategy of strengthening ties with African countries.

In Niger, one of the worlds poorest nations despite its vast mining resources, chiefly uranium and oil, the Iranian president exchanged ideas with his Nigerian peer on bilateral relations, and African continent and international topics, reported IRNA news agency.

In his statements in Niger, Ahmadinejad said that his country has no need to buy Nigerian uranium to fuel its nuclear plants and proposed the worlds nuclear disarmament for averting the threat of a world war.

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