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10/4/05

Iranian Foreign Minister: Tehran views expansion of ties with Kuwait as important

Kuwait City, Oct 4, IRNA-Visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said in Kuwait on Monday that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's government views expansion of ties with Kuwait as "important."

Mottaki, who is currently here on an official two-day visit, was speaking at a meeting with Kuwait's National Assembly Speaker Jasem al-Kharafi.

"The Islamic Republic believes in spreading the message of peace and promoting friendly ties with neighboring states," he said.

Referring to the political and economic talks so far held between the Iranian and Kuwaiti sides, he reiterated Iran's determination to boost bilateral relations and exploit to the fullest the tremendous potential for development of relations.

"Exchange of parliamentary delegations and parliamentary friendship groups play a leading role in the promotion of ties among countries," the minister remarked.

Mottaki also outlined Iran's stances on the Palestine and Iraq issues and conveyed Iranian Majlis Speaker Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel's warm greetings to his Kuwaiti counterpart.

Al-Kharafi, for his part, expressed hope ties between Tehran and Kuwait City would further be boosted in all fields.

He said Iran plays an important role in regional developments, adding that Kuwait was counting on Tehran to continue its constructive role in the region.

The speaker said Iran's role in the establishment of stability and security in Iraq was "positive and constructive." In the meeting, Al-Kharafi invited Haddad-Adel to pay an official visit to Kuwait.

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