( IRNA ) - Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki here reiterated support of the Iranian government and nation for Palestine's ideals, stressing the importance of settling political and economic crisis in the region at the earliest.
Mottaki held separate meetings with senior officials of 14 Islamic and Arab states on the sidelines of the two-day annual Arab summit, opened in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday in presence of leader and high-ranking political officials from 23 Islamic and Arab countries.
The Iranian minister met with Saudi King Abdullah, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Lebanese President Emile Lahoud, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf and Iraqi President Jalal Talabani.
Mottaki also held talks with his Iraqi, Yemeni, Kuwaiti, Omani, Indian, Norwegian and Comoran counterparts as well as president of the Arab League Parliament.
During the meeting, the sides discussed ongoing situation in Lebanon, Iraq and Palestine and avenues for bolstering cooperation.
They stressed on strengthening stance of Islamic states in confrontation with conspiracies of enemies of Islam.
The Iranian foreign minister said withdrawal od occupying forces from the Islamic state of Iraq would be the only way to establish stability and security in the region.