Iran, Algeria Decisive to Finalize 22 Agreements

A00905685.jpgSenior Iranian and Algerian delegations headed by the two countries’ foreign ministers stressed their resolve to finalize 22 cooperation agreements. The two sides signed several Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) on Tuesday, while they stressed further efforts to finalize the remaining ones.

During the meeting, Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki underlined that there resides no impediment to the two countries’ joint ventures and cooperation, viewing the firm determination of Iranian and Algerian presidents as a huge capital for starting a leap in the two states’ relations.

“Today we start a new chapter in the two countries’ relations and the seed that is planted in our relations today will yield fruits for the Iranian and Algerian nations in future,” he said.

For his part, Algerian Foreign Minister Mourad Medelci voiced pleasure in the meetings which took place during the two-day visit to his country by Iranian president, and said a proper ground existed by the bolstering of the two states’ cooperation.

He also emphasized efforts to finalize the 22 cooperation agreements between Iran and Algeria, and stressed the need for the joint cooperation commission to lead the two sides’ agreements towards implementation.

Later on Tuesday Iran and Algeria signed four agreements on cooperation in cultural, economic, judicial and aviation grounds.

The Iranian and Algerian ministers of culture, housing, and foreign affairs signed the four agreements at the end of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s two-day visit to Algeria.

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