Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Gulf Daily News

Gulf Daily News: "His Majesty in key Iran talks
HIS Majesty King Hamad yesterday stressed the need for Iraq to regain security and stability before reconstruction efforts can go ahead.

He was speaking as he received at Safriya Palace Iranian Foreign Minister Dr Kamal Kharrazi who conveyed greetings from President Mohammed Khatami.

His Majesty praised strong bilateral ties and the growing political and economic relations.

He also stressed the vital importance of exchanging visits and consultation to discuss regional and international issues, for regional security and stability to be to be consolidated.

Dr Kharrazi briefed His Majesty on co-operation between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency, in addition to the current talks between Tehran authorities and the European Union.

He hailed His Majesty's keenness to enhance bilateral relations.

Present were Deputy Premier and Foreign Minister Shaikh Mohammed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa, Royal Court Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Dr Mohammed Abdul Ghaffar, and Iranian Ambassador Mohammed Farazmand.

Also, Prime Minister Shaikh Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa yesterday received Dr Kharrazi who conveyed to him greetings from President Khatami and First Deputy President Mohammed Ridha Aref.

They reviewed bilateral co-operation in all economic fields and discussed the latest regional developments.

Earlier, Shaikh Mohammed received Dr Kharrazi and discussed bilateral relations and join co-operation."

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