Iran's Khatami visits Mali
Iranian President Mohammad Khatami, who arrived in Bamako Saturday night, was warmly welcomed by the people of Mali.
President Khatami arrived in Mali on the fourth leg of a seven-nation African tour which has already taken him to Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone, <i>IRNA</i> reported.
Malian President Amadou Toumani Toure and other senior state officials were at the airport to welcome President Khatami on his arrival. He was accorded a 21-gun salute. Malians were seen proudly waving Iranian flags as well as
pictures of Khatami and Toure.