Tehran, Algiers Enjoy Amicable Ties

TEHRAN – 18 Feb 2013

Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said Iran and Algeria enjoy a deep-rooted tie and urged the diplomatic system of the two states to boost it.

In meeting with visiting President of Foreign Affairs Commission of the Algerian National People’s Assembly, Mr. Belabbes Belkacem, to Iran, Mr. Salehi pointed to the amicable ties between the two countries and expressed hope that the two states boost ties especially in economic and trade sector.

Referring to Iran’s significant scientific and technology progress, he expressed Iran’s readiness for an all-out cooperation to exchange experience to deepen the ties.

Mr. Salehi reiterated the important role of Iran and Algeria in their regions and added that more talks and visits between their officials will help them to express their common views towards regional and international issues.

He deplored the recent bomb blast in Algeria which killed many innocent civilians and condemned any terrorist act.

Mr. Salehi pointed to the plots of enemies against Muslim world and urged Muslim states to be vigilant and to avoid any rift.

For his part, Mr. Belabbes expressed his satisfaction over his visit to Tehran and said his country especially Algeria’s parliament is ready to develop the ties between the two countries.

He also called for establishment of joint high-commission and joint parliamentary commission.

Mr. Belabbes slammed the double standard approach of some Arab countries over some issues like terrorism and peaceful nuclear energy as they ignore Israel’s nuclear weapon and announced his country’s support on Iran’s peaceful nuclear program.

Mr. Belabbes Belkacem, during his metting with the Speaker of Iranian Parliament, Mr. Ali Larijani