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Djibouti Supports Iran's Stances
TEHRAN, July 3, 2006 – Djibouti's President Ismail Omar Gurlleh voiced his country's support for Iran's stances on its legal rights and praised the Iranian nation's struggle, saying that Iran's exalted standing in the world is indebted to that nation's self-confidence and relentless efforts.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad met with his Djiboutian counterpart Ismail Omar Gurelleh on the sidelines of the 7th African Union summit in Banjul, Gambia on Saturday.
During the meeting, Ahmadinejad said that the two countries share many identical stances on regional and global issues, adding that solidarity and unity of Muslim states would result into their strength and economic progress.
"On the basis of the same rationale, the Islamic Republic of Iran has decided to expand its cooperation with Djibouti in different areas," he stated.
Reiterating the necessity for the adoption of new decisions about Africa, Ahmadinejad pointed out that Africa contains rich resources and enjoys great potentials which can be used to materialize long-term objectives.
Briefing his counterpart on Iran's legitimate and logical stance on its nuclear case, the Iranian President reminded, "certain western governments have adopted a politically-driven approach towards Iran's nuclear case."
"While they make use of their own atomic bombs against innocent people, they oppose Iran's peaceful access to nuclear energy," he added.
The President stressed that Iran's policy is based on holding constructive talks on nuclear issues without any preconditions.
For his part, Djiboutian President Ismail Omar Gurlleh said Iran enjoys a high standing in the world, thanks to efforts, determination and self-confidence of its nation.
He further praised dignity and rich culture as factors for resistance and preservation of scientific and cultural independence of the Iranian nation.
Iranian President is in the Gambian capital city of Banjul to attend the 7th summit of African Union (AU) and he has already attended meetings with different African heads of state, including Libyan President Muammar al-Qadhafi and Chad's President Idriss Deby.
During these meetings, the two sides discussed issues of mutual interest and stressed the significance of the development of mutual cooperation.
Ahmadinejad also held talks with UN Secretary-General, where he demanded Annan to comply with his duty of defending the innocent and defenseless Palestinian nation against Israelis' atrocities
Source: Fars News Agency,