Ahmadinejad and Bouteflika discuss expanding ties

A03886485.jpgTEHRAN,  (ISNA)-Iran’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Algerian counterpart Abdul- Aziz Bouteflika here on Monday discussed ways to promote bilateral ties.

Bouteflika leading a high-ranking official has stepped in Tehran yesterday to hold talks with Iranian officials.

Iran is ready to reinforce bilateral ties as much as possible, Ahmadinejad said.

He also said that current ruling powers in the world today have failed to do much and their political, economic and security mechanisms cannot deal with international challenges.

He also moved to Iran’s nuclear issue saying Iran believes talks are the best way to resolve the issue while adding Iran will never halt peaceful nuclear exercise.

Iran’s top nuclear negotiator Saeed Jalili and the EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana as well as 5+1 countries’ representatives discussed Iran’s nuclear issue in Geneva last month in a bid to resolve the deadlock.

The US and some European powers have been charging Iran with producing nuclear arms; Tehran denying the allegation says the program only intends to generate electricity and using for medical and agricultural purposes.

Bouteflika for his part his country is determined to grow ties with Iran and added Islamic countries’ potentials must be best used to establish peace and order in the world.

He also said his country has always pursued Iran’s developments.

The two sides are to sign a deal to avoid receiving additional taxes and a memorandum of understanding to cooperate on customs.

This is Bouteflika’s second trip to Iran taking place following Ahmadinejad’s official invitation.

Also Iranian president tripped to Algeria last year.

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