Iran ready to train Tanzanian Red Cross Workers

TEHRAN (FNA) - Head of the Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) Mohammad Farhadi announced the country's readiness to train volunteers for the Tanzanian Red Cross.

"Iran's Red Crescent is prepared to hold training courses for Tanzanian Red Cross volunteers in Iran or send Iranian instructors to Tanzania," Farhadi said in a meeting with Head of Tanzanian Red Crescent George Nangale in Tehran on Sunday.

He also underlined the Iranian Red Crescent's readiness to supply the drugs and medical equipment needed by the Tanzanian Red Cross.

Farhadi also expressed Tehran's readiness to supply tents for the temporary settlement of the victims of
natural disasters and the displaced communities in Tanzania.

Nangale, for his part, underscored the Tanzanian Red Cross's need to specialized training courses, and called for Iran's cooperation in this regard.

Iran has striven hard to maximize relations with the African continent.

Iran is also an observing member of the AU and has shown an active presence in previous AU summit meetings.

The country is considered as one of the AU's strategic partners along with India, Japan, China, several South American states and Turkey, while Tehran is also believed to be prioritizing promotion of its economic and political ties with the African states.