Iran president says committed to expanding political, economic ties with Algeria

2023-07-09 17:17:18
Iran president says committed to expanding political, economic ties with Algeria

Iran’s President Ebrahim Raeisi has affirmed Iran’s commitment to expanding political and economic relations with Algeria, based on their shared perspectives about regional and international issues.

In a meeting with Algerian Foreign Minister Ahmed Attaf in Tehran on Saturday, Raeisi said the two friendly and Muslim countries have the capacities to expand ties in various fields.

President Raeisi praised Algeria's revolutionary history and the resilience of its people against colonialism, and regarded the relationship between Iran and Algeria as one of friendship, brotherhood, and shared Muslim values.

This close relationship could extend to various areas, including trade and economy, he added.

Pointing to Iran's remarkable scientific and technological achievements, Raeisi expressed Iran's readiness to share these accomplishments with Algeria.

The Iranian president emphasized the need to increase interactions among Muslim countries to form a strong coalition of aligned Islamic states.

There would be no atrocities against Muslims in the region and the world if Muslim nations stood in unity, he said, referring to the common stance of Iran and Algeria on the importance of supporting the Palestinian cause.

Attaf, for his part, said Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune has tasked him with expressing the country's determination to expand the highest level of relations with Iran.

The Algerian diplomat praised Iran's efforts to expand relations with Muslim countries, adding the current level of economic and trade relations between Iran and Algeria does not match the excellence of their political ties.

However, with determination of the presidents of both countries, significant transformations can be expected in the economic and trade sphere, he said.

The top Algerian diplomat arrived in Tehran on Saturday at the head of a politico-economic delegation to discuss ways for the expansion of mutual relations.

Earlier in the day, he held talks and attended a joint press conference with Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian.


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