Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has lauded the relations between Iran and Algeria, saying the two nations' fraternal ties should set an example for the world.
“Iran and Algeria could be an exemplar of brotherly ties in the world via the expansion and diversification of relations in all spheres,” IRNA quoted the Iranian president as saying in a meeting with Algerian Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia in Tehran on Monday.
He also stated out that independent states could play a key role in the international arena by standing up to the forces of oppression.
He went on to say that countries need to break free from oppressive global interactions in order to achieve self-sufficiency.
The Algerian premier also hailed Iran-Algeria relations and said the two countries have common stances on a number of regional and international issues.
Ouyahia said that during his meetings with Iranian officials, the two countries took more steps to improve their economic and cultural relations.
The Algerian prime minister arrived in Tehran along with a high-ranking economic delegation to attend a meeting of the Iran-Algeria High Joint Commission.
He was officially welcomed on Sunday by Iranian First Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi, Health Minister Marzieh Vahid Dastgerdi, and Oil Minister Massoud Mirkazemi. The visit is being made upon an invitation by Rahimi.