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Iran to train Ghanaians in Petroleum and Petrochemical Engineering

The Minister for Information & Media Relations has noted that the Iranian Government has offered to train undergraduates in Petroleum and Petrochemical Engineering.

The Ministry added that an agreement to collaborate in disaster management and narcotics control has been reached by the two countries.

A statement signed by the Ministry of Information stated that “both Presidents agreed that all outstanding matters from the last session of the Ghana/Iran Permanent Joint Commission for Cooperation be dispatched before the Commission’s next session”.

This was made known during bilateral talks between President John Mahama and President Ahmadinejad on Wednesday. The talks also covered a wide range of issues bordering on political, economic, cultural and technical cooperation between both countries.

Hon. Mahama Ayariga further noted that “both Presidents agreed on the need to further enhance consultations aimed at achieving world peace. H.E. John Dramani Mahama and H.E. Ahmadinejad unanimously condemned any act of terrorism anywhere in the world and urged that differences should be resolved through dialogue”.

At the end of bilateral discussions, “the following MOUs were signed; Memorandum of Understanding on Educational Cooperation, Memorandum of Understanding on Agriculture, Memorandum of Understanding on Tourism and Memorandum of Understanding on Youth and Sports”.

“The Iranian President visited the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum and memorial park to pay His respects to the Founder of Ghana’s independence. He was accompanied by His wife and other high ranking members of His cabinet as well as leaders of some government and private organizations”.

He has since departed the country.

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