Iran, Algeria call for pullout foreign forces from Iraq

Iran Materials 17 November 2008 00:50 (UTC +04:00)

Iran's Vice President Parviz Davoudi and Algeria's Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia underlined the need for the withdrawal of occupying forces from Iraq and establishing security in the country, TehranTimes reported.

Davoudi and Ouyahia discussed current world situation and said the current financial crisis in the West has provided an appropriate opportunity for developing ties and underlined that Tehran-Algiers cooperation in all fields should be increased more and more.

The two officials said Iran and Algeria share common viewpoints on international and Islamic world issues.

Parviz Davoudi and his accompanying delegation arrived in Algiers Airport on Saturday afternoon and were welcomed by Algerian prime minister and a number of cabinet ministers at the airport. The two high ranking delegations started their talks in Algiers soon after arrival.

Davoudi conferred on Sunday with Algerian Parliament Speaker Abdelaziz Ziari on expansion of parliamentary cooperation between the two countries.

The two officials expressed their determination to bolster ties between the two countries by taking advantage of the full capacities of both parties. The Islamic Republic of Iran has attained remarkable progress and success in various scientific fields and is ready to share them all with Algeria, he said.

He also said Iran and Algeria shoulder a special responsibility in dealing with regional developments as well as those pertaining to the Islamic world. He added that the two countries should cooperate to prevent carnage of oppressed Palestinian nation by the Zionist regime.

The Algerian parliament speaker, for his part, referred to Iran's advancement in various fields and said his country is willing to share Iran's valuable experiences in different areas.

Davoudi and his entourage arrived in Algiers on Saturday afternoon to confer with the country's officials on expansion of mutual relations as well as regional developments.