Ahmadinejad urges Islamic states to make progress

Iran Materials 10 July 2006 12:29 (UTC +04:00)

(IRNA) - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in a meeting with the new Moroccan Ambassador to Tehran Mohammad al-Vafa here Sunday said that Islamic states should cooperate closely and support each other's attempts to progress, adding that progress in every Islamic country benefits the entire Islamic Ummah.

According to a report released by the Presidential Office Media Department, the president made the remark after Al-Vafa submitted his credentials to him, reports Trend.

Turning to the geostrategic position of the two Islamic states in the Middle East and North Africa respectively, he urged the need to make use of the numerous potentials of both sides to bolster cooperation at various levels.

The chief executive referred to the religious and historical commonalties of the two countries and said that Iran places special importance to Morocco's people and government.

"Heads of both states are bound to contribute to expansion of mutual ties. Iran and Morocco can help to solve the Palestinian issue and strengthen unity among Muslims through proper collaboration, in particular within the world of Islam," he added.

For his part, the Moroccan diplomat said that his country supports Iran's approach and views, given the understanding between the two states and assured that the king the Morocco will always support Iran.

Stressing Iran's key role in the world of Islam, he said that Morocco calls for broadening multifaceted ties with Iran.