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UAE's FM meets with Iran President

Ahmadinejad and UAE FM Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed al-Nahyan

Khorramabad, Lorestan Prov., Oct 29, IRNA - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad received visiting United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed al-Nahyan on Wednesday and discussed with him bilateral ties and regional developments.

The meeting was held at city's governor building.

President Ahmadinejad also met with Secretary General of Persian Gulf Cooperation Council Abdulrahman al-Atteyeh early Wednesday afternoon here

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Speaking in the meeting with the UAE Foreign Minister, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that Iran set no obstacle in the way of expansion of its amicable relations with the Persian Gulf littoral states.

The president is in this western province on the second round of his provincial tours.

"Iran and the Persian Gulf countries enjoy great historical and religious commonalties. Tehran-Abu Dhabi ties can be a model for other countries," the Iranian president said.

Noting that the Islamic world and Middle East region were facing many problems, President Ahmadinejad said, "Through cooperation, we can promote complete security in the region and even establish joint constructive economic relations."

He said that the Persian Gulf countries are rich countries with the potential to think globally.

Ahmadinejad pointed to enemies' plots aimed at sowing discord among regional states and said, "Enemies intend to cause strife between countries in the region...We should strengthen our cooperation to establish regional security as it is our present Islamic duty."

Reiterating that the United States was on the verge of collapse, the president said, "Next governments that will come to power in the US would no longer be able to continue its previous policies." Meanwhile, Al-Nahayan called for promotion of UAE relations with Iran in various fields.

The UAE foreign minister said that expansion of cooperation between regional countries would make further confidence among them.

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