Iran's Majlis backs further Algeria ties
Iran's Parliament (Majlis) Speaker says Tehran-Algiers ties are on track and Iranian lawmakers support expansion of such ties in political, economic and cultural spheres, Press TV reported.
Ali Larijani said in a Sunday meeting with Algeria's new Ambassador in Tehran Sufian Mimouni that the two countries enjoy many commonalities and that explains why their leaders favor expansion of all-out cooperation.
"Tehran is more than willing to have all-out ties with friendly states such as Algeria, in particular in the fields of science and technology, commerce, economy and politics," Larijani emphasized.
The Majlis Speaker also conveyed an invitation for his Algerian counterpart to visit Iran and added, "Tehran is concerned about the unending human rights abuses in Palestine. Therefore, Muslims should stand up against the intrusive policies of the occupying regime of Israel."
The Algerian ambassador, for his part, said Iran is an important and influential country in the region and in the Muslim world, adding that it is because of the fortitude of the officials that the two countries would have a promising future in their relations.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Ambassador Mimouni likewise called for a broader cooperation between Tehran and Algiers and thanked the Iranian Parliament for backing the ties.
The Algerian envoy also reiterated that peace in the Middle East would not materialize unless the Israeli aggression and occupation comes to an end.