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News number: 8711091152

14:45 | 2009-01-28


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PGCC Urges Expansion of Economic Ties with Iran

TEHRAN (FNA)- Secretary General of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council Abdul Rahman al-Attiyah on Tuesday called for continued economic cooperation with Iran.

In a meeting with Iran's Ambassador to Riyadh Mohammad Hosseini, he condemned the recent Zionist atrocities in the Gaza Strip.

He regretted that the double standard policy of international bodies regarding the regional developments have led to such an invasion by the Tel Aviv regime.

Referring to his recent visit to Tehran and his meetings with several Iranian officials, including President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, al-Attiyah said the visit was in line with the expansion of economic relations between the two sides.

He termed his Tehran visit as very successful, the Islamic republic news agency reported.

On Ahmadinejad's 12-article proposal presented to the Doha Summit in 2007, al-Attiyah said the proposal was reviewed by the council's members and is now on the agenda of the council.

For his part, the Iranian envoy reiterated that bilateral talks on free trade will play a key role in promotion of mutual cooperation between the two sides.

On the great economic potentials of the regional states, Hosseini stressed that the Persian Gulf can enjoy the biggest regional market in the near future through all-out cooperation among the littoral states.

Lambasting the Zionists' attacks on the innocent Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip, he emphasized that solidarity of Muslim states and further regional cooperation made the Zionist regime end its latest atrocities against the defenseless Palestinians in Gaza.