Khamenei meets Sudanese President, Speaker of Algeria's National Assembly
Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei in a meeting with Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir on the sidelines of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit in Tehran stressed the necessity for the Muslim states' more active role in the international developments, Fars reported.
The Leader urged Muslim and regional countries to play a more active role in important issues, and added that Muslim and independent states can make use of the NAM's good capacity to take the initiative regarding regional issues, including Palestine and Syria.
He also stressed the importance of remaining vigilant against plots by those ill-wishers against the Muslim nations.
"We should take care not to make mistakes in understanding and analyzing situations," Ayatollah Khamenei said on Friday.
During the meeting with Speaker of Algeria's National Assembly Abdul Qadir bin Saleh, Khamenei said that African state has been a good partner for Iran since the victory of the Islamic Revolution.
Khamenei stated that Algeria has been "Iran's good partner and in (anti-Israeli) resistance front since the victory of the Islamic Revolution".
As regards bilateral relations, the Leader said, "There are great capacities for the expansion of economic, political and cultural ties between Iran and Algeria which must be activated."
Bin Saleh, for his part, said participation of the heads of state and senior officials from different countries in the Tehran Summit under existing circumstances is very important and meaningful.
The Algerian official also expressed his country's willingness to expand ties with the Islamic Republic, adding that this goal can be achieved by establishing joint commissions.
The 16th heads-of-state summit of the NAM officially wrapped up work in Tehran on Friday night by issuing a final statement.
During the two-day meeting presided by President Ahmadinejad a number of 63 leaders of the NAM member states conveyed their opinions to their counterparts in the largest international grouping after the UN.
The NAM conference kicked off work here in the Iranian capital on Sunday. NAM's experts first discussed the agenda of the summit meeting on Sunday and Monday followed by the foreign ministers' meeting on Tuesday and Wednesday before the two-day heads-of-state summit which ended last night.
Edited by: S. Isayev