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Libya keen on using Iranian industrial progress, prime minister

Tehran, June 20, IRNA - Libyan Prime Minister al-Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi said in Tehran Wednesday that Tripoli calls for expansion of economic and industrial exchanges with Tehran. The premier arrived in Tehran Tuesday night for a two-day visit.

Al-Mahmoudi also expressed his country's interest in using Iranian industrial progress in various fields.

The Libyan prime minister made the remarks in his first round of talks with Iranian Iranian First Vice-President Parviz Davoudi.

Al-Mahmoudi underlined the need for increasing volume of economic ties between Tehran and Tripoli, saying Libya enjoys numerous potentials for Iranian investors to contribute to different sectors of Libyan economy.

Referring to activities of Iran-Libya joint economic commission, he added that the two countries will form a special committee to explore avenues for economic cooperation and to remove obstacles in the way of implementing bilateral agreements.

Davoudi, for his part, said that Iran is ready to expand economic cooperation with Libya in various fields.

Pointing to the current infrastructure projects being carried out in African, Central Asian and Latin American countries by Iranian private sector and specialists, the vice president said Iran and Libya can cooperate in water supplies, power plants, road and railroad construction, cement, agriculture, cattle breeding, shipping and car manufacturing sectors.

Davoudi further called for implementing bilateral accords in different fields and speeding them up through forming a special committee.

Iran, Libya adopt close stand on regional, international issues

First Vice President Parviz Davoudi said on Wednesday that the Islamic Republic of Iran and Libya have common and close view points on regional and international issues.

Speaking to reporters, prior to seeing off ceremony for Libyan Prime Minister al-Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi, he said the two sides exchanged views on current developments in the Middle East region and the entire world.

He said that Tehran and Tripoli could adopt closer stand in dealing with regional developments.

Davoudi said the two sides also reviewed latest developments in Iraq and called for forging unity between Muslims and avoiding factional disputes between the Shia and Sunni Muslims.

He said withdrawal of occupiers is the only solution to Iraq's problem, adding that Tehran and Tripoli support the Iraqi territorial integrity.

Deeply rooted ties between Iran and Libya along with all-out cooperation would leave significant impacts on regional and international cooperation, he said.

Describing the current visit of the Libyan delegation to Iran as fruitful, he said the two sides are determined to broaden all-out ties.

Iran and Libya could have constructive cooperation in Latin America and African continent relying on their capabilities and potentialities, Davoudi said.

Iran and Libya are scheduled to sign agreements on expansion of bilateral cooperation.

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