Iran, Algeria review expansion of mutual relations

Iran Materials 30 October 2006 11:10 (UTC +04:00)

(IRNA) - Iran's new Ambassador to Algiers Hossein Abdi Abyaneh here on Sunday called on Algerian Foreign Minister Mohamed Bedjaoui and submitted a copy of his credentials to him.

At the meeting, the Algerian foreign minister welcomed Iran's new ambassador and described the current level of mutual relations as 'excellent'. He underlined the need to further consolidate mutual relations between the two countries.

Referring to deep-rooted ties between the two countries, he said the Islamic Republic of Iran and Algeria play significant role in two strategic regions of Persian Gulf and North Africa, reports Trend.

Islamic revolution having roots in peoples' ambitions which resulted in victory and independence of the country is considered a common characteristics of Iran and Algeria, he pointed out.

Lauding Iran's historical civilization and the country's role in the formation of various other civilizations, he called for expansion of all-out ties between the two countries.

He voiced the readiness of his country to further broaden mutual relations in various domain mostly in political and economic sectors.

Underlining the need to continue negotiations on regional and international developments, he called for increase of regional and international cooperation between the two countries.

The new Iranian ambassador, for his part, conveyed the warm greetings of Iranian government and nation to Algerian officials and hoped to play an effective role in consolidating ties between Iran and Algeria during his tenure.