Iranian President Urges Closer Trade Ties with Algeria

Iranian President Urges Closer Trade Ties with AlgeriaIran and Algeria should develop new mechanisms to boost their bilateral relations, Rouhani said at a meeting with the interim president of Algeria, Abdelkader Bensalah, in Baku on Friday on the sidelines of the 18th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit.

“The formation of the joint economic commission of the two countries can help develop this cooperation,” he added.

Bensalah, for his part, hailed the deep relations between Iran and Algeria and said, the two countries should remove all the obstacles on the path of developing the relations.

The Algerian interim president further briefed Rouhani about the latest developments in his country.

Heading a high-ranking delegation, Rouhani paid a trip to Azerbaijan to address the 18th NAM Summit, which kicked off on Friday in the Azeri capital, and explain the Islamic Republic’s positions on important regional and international issues.

The preparatory senior officials meeting of the NAM summit was held on October 21-22 and the two-day preparatory ministerial meeting was held on Wednesday and Thursday.

Host Azerbaijan took over the chairmanship of the NAM for the next three years at the Baku Summit.

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