Thursday, 30 October 2008 12:38 PM

Ties with Iran?

The Solomon Islands fits in well to one of the Iran's strategies in foreign relations; that is to pursue extensive diplomatic contacts with developing and non-aligned countries. In that principle Iran has diplomatic ties to nearly all the member countries of the UN. Including western countries established embassies/consulates in Tehran, for example, UK and Australia. In that sense SI is no exception to gain diplomatic/economic aspiration particular in the energy, agriculture and pharmaceutical industries.

The concern raised by various stakeholders with regards to democracy and terrorism should not be seen as a barrier to prosperity. Mind you Iran has not invaded any country in the world for the past two centuries. Countries in the world have established ties with each other irrespective of democracy or communism. The SI for that matter has ties with Cuba, and the list goes on.

By the way, we could learn more futsal from Iran.

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