Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian held a phone conversation with his Algerian counterpart, Ramtane Lamamra, to discuss the issues of bilateral significance as well as the developments in the region and the Muslim world, including the desecration of al-Aqsa Mosque by the Zionist regime and the insulting move by a French magazine against Islamic values.
During the talks, Amirabdollahian said ties between the two countries are good and developing, expressing Iran’s readiness for convening a session of the bilateral Joint Economic Commission in the near future.
He pointed to the desecration of al-Aqsa Mosque by the Zionist regime and the insulting move by a French publication against Islamic values and the religious authority, calling for the creation of an effective international legal mechanism aimed at stopping scornful acts against religious values and holy sites.
The Iranian foreign minister further conveyed President Ebrahim Raisi’s greetings for his Algerian counterpart, inviting the country’s chief executive to visit Iran.
For his part, Lamamra condemned the Zionists’ desecration of al-Aqsa Mosque and the French publication’s insult, stressing the necessity for an enhancement of cooperation among Muslim countries at international bodies, including the United Nations and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, to confront such acts.
The chief diplomat also voiced readiness for the holding of political consultations between the two states in the near future.
He also relayed the Algerian president’s greetings for Iran’s high-ranking authorities and invited Amirabdollahian for a visit to Algeria.
Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Islamic Republic of Iran.