Ahmadinejad discusses key int’l issues with prominent figures

Islamic Republic News Agency, Iran
Sept 16 2005

Ahmadinejad discusses key int’l issues with prominent figures

United Nations, New York, Sept 16, IRNA

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad here Thursday discussed issues of
mutual interest and key international development with prominent
world figures on the sidelines of the UN summit.

In a meeting with his Georgian counterpart Mikhail Saakashvili, the
Iranian president called for closer and broader cooperation between
Iran and Georgia in different domains, especially in the cultural
field.

Ahmadinejad said numerous commonalties shared by the Iranian and
Georgian nations give an impetus to promotion of cooperation and
bilateral ties.

He welcomed an invitation by Saakashvili to visit Georgia and said he
will visit the country on an appropriate time.

Saakashvili said his country admires the noble Iranian nation with
their great civilization and rich culture.

He said he believes Iran is playing an important role in the
international and regional relations.

He said his country is ready to promote ties with Iran.

In another meeting, Ahmadinejad and his Belarussian counterpart
Alexander Lukashenko agreed the foreign ministers of the two
countries would explore avenues for promotion of bilateral relations
and draw up the agenda for the next meeting of the Iranian and
Belarussian heads of state.

In a separate meeting, Ahmadinejad and his Tajik counterpart Imomali
Rakhmonov stressed expansion of all-out ties between the two
countries.

Meanwhile, Ahmadinejad and Armenian Prime Minister Andrinik Margaryan
stressed the two countries’ willingness to promote mutual ties and
cooperation.

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