Iranian President Congratulates Ethiopia National Day

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Addis Ababa, 3 June 2014 (WIC) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Monday congratulated the Ethiopian nation and government on the country’s National Day.

In a congratulatory message addressed to Ethiopian president Dr Mulatu Teshome, Rouhani felicitated him and the country’s people on the occasion.

The Iranian president also called for further expansion of ties and mutual cooperation between Tehran and Addis Ababa.

Ethiopia is Africa's oldest independent country and its economy revolves around agriculture. It is one of Africa's leading coffee producers.

Ethiopia is one of the founding member states of the UN, the Non-Aligned Movement, G-77 and the Organization of African Unity. Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa is home to the headquarters of the African Union, the Pan African Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the UNECA, the African Standby Force and much of global NGOs. (Tasnim News Agency)