Friday, 11 February 2011

Iran's new ambassador welcomed by Bouteflika

On Sunday 6th February, President Abdelaziz Bouteflika met Iran's new ambassador to Algiers, Mahmoud Mohammadi. In his welcoming speech, Bouteflika threw Algeria's weight behind Iran's right to use nuclear energy for peaceful purposes.

Bouteflika went on to say that Iran and Algeria share common positions on the main global issues, and expressed his country's resolve to strengthen bilateral ties and to consult with Iran in international organisations and bodies.

Bouteflika also noted that Iran has established amicable relations with Muslim countries, stressing that it had never attacked another country. Mohammadi, for his part, said that Iran was committed to strengthening ties with Algeria in all fields.

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