President Goodluck Jonathan has congratulated Iran’s President-Elect, Hassan Rouhani on his victory in the just concluded presidential elections.
He also commended the government and people of Iran on the successful and peaceful election of a successor to outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad.
The President applauded Rouhani’s characterization of the outcome of the Iranian presidential elections as a victory for wisdom, moderation and maturity as well as his declared commitment to running an administration that will promote democracy, interaction and free dialogue.
According to Presidential Media adviser, Reuben Abati, “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 continued good health and success in justifying the confidence reposed in him by the Iranian electorate when he assumes the Iranian Presidency in August”.