Monday, June 17, 2013

President Jonathan congratulates Iran’s president-elect


President Goodluck Jonathan congratulates Mr. Hassan Rouhani on his victory in Iran’spresidential elections.
President Jonathan also commends the government and people of Iran on the successful and peaceful election of a successor to outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad.
The President applauds Mr. Rouhani’s characterisation of the outcome of the Iranian presidential elections as a victory for wisdom, moderation andmaturity as well as his declared commitment to running an administration that will promote democracy, interaction and free dialogue.
President Jonathan and the Federal Government of Nigeria look forward to working with the President-elect and his incoming administration to further strengthen existing relations and bilateral cooperation between Nigeria and Iran.
The President prays that God Almighty will grant Mr. Rouhani continuedgood health and success in justifying the confidence reposed in him by the Iranian electorate when he assumes the Iranian Presidency in August.
Reuben Abati
Special Adviser to the President
(Media & Publicity)
June 16, 2013

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