Iran-Senegal to Expand Relations

10 Jan 2009 11:51

IRNA- Speaker of Islamic Consultative Assembly (Majlis) Gholam-Ali Haddad-Adel and Senegal’s Senate Speaker Pape Diop discussed issues of mutual interest here on Saturday evening. According to Majlis Media Department, in the meeting, Haddad-Adel referred to the history of parliament in Iran and said the Iranian nation have been among the pioneers of democracy and democratic systems in Asia and parliament in Iran is a strong institution and the manifestation of the national will. He called for more cooperation between the parliaments of the two countries and said this cooperation is an important part of the mutual relations between Iran and Senegal. He went on to say, “The relations between Iran and Senegal are very good and based on mutual respect and should expand in different economic and industrial fields.” Egypt Backs Iran’s Nuclear Right Egyptian Foreign Minister Abul Gheit has backed Iran’s nuclear right, saying all NPT members are entitled to peaceful nuclear technology. In an interview with the Cairo-based weekly Al-Ahram, Ahmed Abul Gheit stressed the desirability of diplomacy on Iran’s nuclear case and voiced his opposition to a military option in dealing with the issue. Following a meeting between the Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and the US President George W. Bush, Abul Gheit also emphasized the necessity for “Israel to join the Non-Proliferation Treaty”.

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