Iran, Algeria Seek Global Peace, Security

A00905682.jpgIranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Tuesday underlined that the Iranian and Algerian people are seeking to expand world peace and security on the basis of justice. Speaking to reporters after endorsement of four cooperation agreements between Iran and Algeria, Ahmadinejad described Iran and Algeria’s political relations as much consolidated, transparent and stable, and said that the two countries share common views about regional and global issues.

He also noted the two nations’ common and unique cultural particulars and history, saying both nations oppose bullying, aggression and looting of national wealth while defending human grandeur and nations’ rights.

Ahmadinejad expressed the hope that given the resolve of the two states’ presidents, a rapid development of Iran-Algeria economic relations would be underpinned during his present visit.

He said certain administrative barriers prevented the rapid development of economic ties between the two countries, adding, “During this trip, we have made good agreements in a series of intensive meetings to remove the existing obstacles and to provide good opportunities for the further expansion of ties.”

The president further appreciated the Algerian government and nation for their hospitality.

Ahmadinejad also said that the two states would ink more agreements during an upcoming visit to Tehran by Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

“The Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is scheduled to pay an official visit to Tehran in the near future with an aim of finalizing other agreements,” he said, adding, “I hope to meet him in Tehran as soon as possible.”

He also voiced pleasure in his political talks with Algerian officials, saying that the two sides shared common views extensively.

“Our views about Arab world, regional, Islamic and global issues are very close,” the Iranian president reiterated.

Earlier on Tuesday Iran and Algeria signed four agreements for cultural, economic, judicial and aviation cooperation.

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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