40th anniversary of Iran’s Islamic Revolution victory commemorated in Algeria

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A reception ceremony was held, on Sunday in Algiers, by Iran’s Embassy to Algeria so as to celebrate the 40th victory anniversary of the Islamic Revolution.

With strong patriotic fervour, the anthems of the two countries, namely, Algeria and Iran were performed followed by the applause of the attendees.

 

Hailing Iran’s role in fighting terrorism, Iranian Ambassador to Algeria, Reza A’meri, said, in his address on this occasion, that his country has played a basic part in defeating the evil phenomenon and is still adhering its commitment to fight terrorism.

Regarding diplomatic ties, the official welcomed both countries long-standing and exceptional relations in all spheres, mentioning the frequent official visits paid by officials from both sides, the last was paid by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in November, for the sake to give new prospects so as to provide further impetus and substance to both countries ties and cooperation.

In this aspect, the Iranian Envoy highlighted the friendly and brotherly relations between Tehran and Algiers, saying the bonds are based on long-term friendship and close cooperation.

The Diplomat said that both countries are forerunners in tackling terrorism and extremism, calling for exerting more efforts so as to nip these scourges from the bud.

As regards economy, His Excellency highlighted that the level of the economic exchange between both countries has multiplied, expressing his country’s readiness to further give a new impetus to economic cooperation with Algeria.

The Iranian ambassador referred to his country’s potentials in different fields and also its industrial and technology advancements, mentioning that Iran has achieved self sufficiency in different fields.

In addition, the official stated that Iran, despite the enemies’ plots, has been trying to establish cordial relations with all global countries based on mutual respect and noninterference in the internal affairs of other states.

About the issues related to the World of Islam, the diplomat said the ‘Zionist regime is the number one enemy of the Islamic Ummah, urging Muslims to give the Palestinian cause highest priority.

As long as the cultural sphere is concerned, Ameri underlined that Iran is producing Ahmed Bey film which depicts the life of the Algerian fighter Ahmed Bey who was ruling Algeria’s Constantine in the Ottoman era, adding that different exhibition were held in both countries, such as; the 10th Intl. Festival of Arabic Calligraphy, Miniatures held in Algiers last September where a batch of Iranian artists were honored.

With regard to tourism, the Ambassador announced facilities to Algerian people wishing to visit Iran, highlighting that visas are issued in a period not exceeding 48 hours.

On the sidelines of the ceremony, an exhibition of handicrafts and paintings of hand-made carpets was held with a view to shed light on Iranian culture and arts.

Dignitaries, including ministers, namely; the Minister of Higher Education, Taher Hajar, and Energy Minister Mustapha Guitouni, representing the President of the Republic, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, members of parliament, heads of political parties, ambassadors, academic and cultural figures and Iranians residing in Algeria have attended this ceremony held at the International Centre for Conferences.

It is worth mentioning that the Islamic Revolution ended Pahlavi rule in 1979 and established the Islamic Republic in the country.

Photo: Fars news agency

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