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Iran Condoles with Uganda over Death of Deputy PM.

Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Vice-President Mohammad Reza Rahimi in a message to Ugandan officials extended his condolences to the country's people and government over the death of First Deputy Prime Minister Eriya Kategaya

In a message to the Ugandan prime minister, Rahimi expressed condolence to Ugandan nation and government on death of the first deputy prime minister and minister for East African community affairs.

He also sympathized with Kategaya's family over loss of their loved one, and prayed to Almighty God to bestow patience upon the bereaved family.

Iran has in the past few years shown increasing willingness to expand ties and cooperation with Africa and offered to transfer experience and technology to several African states.

Since taking office in 2005, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has striven hard to maximize Tehran's relations with the African continent.

Tehran has prioritized promotion of its economic and political ties with the African states and the country is now considered as one of the African Union's strategic partners.

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Date:Apr 14, 2013
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