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Iranian FM arrives in Algeria

Image of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on 19 April 2017 [Nezir Aliyev/Anadolu]
Image of Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on 19 April 2017 [Nezir Aliyev/Anadolu]

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif yesterday arrived in Algeria on a two-day visit which will see him visit three North African countries.

Zarif was received by his Algerian counterpart, Abdelkader Messahel, local radio reported.

“Given regional and international developments, we need to consult with Algeria,” Zarif said upon his arrival.

“Algeria and Iran have consultations on the international level, as well as with regards to strengthening cooperation between Islamic countries and non-aligned countries, and in this context we need more consultation and coordination,” he said.

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Zarif is also due to visit Tunisia and Mauritania.

On Saturday, Iranian media quoted Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Bahram Qasimi, as saying that the visits aim “to develop bilateral relations between the Islamic Republic of Iran and these countries”.

“Regional developments necessitate further solidarity among Muslim countries, and the Islamic Republic of Iran believes that Islamic states should be more united and convergent in countering ill-wishers and those who seek to cause rift [between Muslims],” he added.

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