Islamic Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said here Wednesday current crises in our region are entirely due to foreign powers' interferences, adding that drastic developments in this most sensitive region call for greater cooperation among Islamic countries.
According to IRNA, Majlis Speaker as making the comment late Wednesday evening in a meeting with visiting Head of Algerian Parliament's Foreign Policy Commission Belkasim Belabbas and his accompanying delegation.
Larijani added, 'The Islamic Republic of Iran and People's Democratic Republic of Algeria enjoy having a brotherly and close relation.'
He said, 'Despite the excellent political, parliamentary and international cooperation and the background of the two countries' historical, cultural, and religious ties, the level of bilateral economic and business relations do not match the capabilities and potentials of both sides.'
The Parliament Speaker further reiterated, 'The two countries' economic and trade ties must be boosted after solving minute problems and obstacles.'
The Parliament Speaker furthermore highlighted the importance of facilitating the process of banking cooperation and holding a joint economic cooperation commission as ways for solving such small problems.'
The Head of the Algerian Parliament's Foreign Policy Commission Belkasim Belabbas, too, said in the meeting, 'Expansion of the dimensions of friendly cooperation with Iran is one of the serious concerns of the Algerian leaders and political parties.'
Belabbas said that Tehran and Algiers have vary close viewpoints over many international issues, adding, 'Flickering the flames of disputes within the Islamic world is a very dangerous thing to do, as Islamic unity and solidarity is a dire need today.'
He emphasized the need for the expansion of commercial ties and having broad economic relations between the two countries, adding, 'The potentials of the Iranian and the Algerian parliaments for boosting the bilateral economic ties and taking long strides in the two countries' economic relations must be used.'
The Algerian MP said that the two countries' waypoints about the regional developments, including the Syrian crisis, are very close to each other.