Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Algeria: Algerian MP calls for expansion of ties with Iran

Source: IRNA

Khartoum, Jan 23, IRNA – Algerian Parliament Vice-Speaker Mohamed Djemani called for expansion of ties with Iran.

Djemai, in a meeting with Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani, on the sidelines of the 8th meeting of Islamic Inter-Parliamentary Union here on Tuesday, said that mutual commercial balance between the two countries has a growing trend.

He added that Iranian and Algerian people have a lot of commonalities, but in spite of these, because of instability and presence of terrorism, the two sides relations are not at a desirable level.

Criticizing France interference in Mali, he opposed any kind of military interference in the country, adding that Algeria with an active diplomacy tried to settle the problem through peaceful means, because alien interference in domestic affairs of the countries will cause problems in the region.

Larijani, for his part, underlined that domestic problems of countries should be settled through negotiation.

Concerning France interference in Mali, he said that alien interference usually has no desirable outcome and this has been experienced in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya.