Monday, September 06, 2004

New Mexican ambassador meets with Rafsanjani

Description of Selected News: "New Mexican ambassador meets with Rafsanjani

TEHRAN (IRNA) -- Mexico's new Ambassador to Tehran Luis Monasterio here on Monday met with Expediency Council Chairman Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani to discuss subjects of mutual interest, particularly expansion of relations.
Rafsanjani, noting the two countries' potentials, said there was a need to bolster the current level of cooperation.
Rafsanjani further said that relations between the two countries was a bridge that linked the two regions and was a strategy both countries could avail to their mutual advantage.
Rafsanjani said it was important that the two countries bolster their commercial, cultural and industrial ties, adding that their mass media should also be active in bringing the two states into global focus.
Iranian officials are ready to expand their cooperation with Mexico in several fields, Rafsanjani stressed.
The Mexican ambassador took the occasion to elaborate on the political, social and economic conditions in his country.
He said it is his country's desire to bolster relations with a country such as Iran which has a long, rich history.
He said that both sides can take effective strides in cooperation by starting in the field of joint scientific researches in areas such as agriculture, industry, and the transfer of gas."


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