Iran President Postpones Visit To Algeria

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Visit of the Iranian President, Hassan Rohani, to Algeria, may be postponed, the official spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Bahram Qassemi, said on Monday.

Iranian news agency "FARS", quoted Qassemi as saying that the President Hassan Rohani's visit to three African countries, including Algeria, was programmed before the Persian new year's celebration "Norouz", which is the beginning of Iranian history, which begins on March 21, according to the Persian calendar, adding that this visit will not take place before that celebration.

"The visit will not be paid on that date, and we will determine the date later to give more opportunity to study the rest of the protocol affairs, agreements documents, and technical mechanisms".

Meanwhile ASNA news agency quoted Qassemi as saying: "Hassan Rohani's visit to Algeria, Uganda, and South Africa, which was scheduled in March was postponed in the absence of the necessary conditions and we will announce its date soon".

In last February, the Iranian News Agency (IRNA) quoted the Iranian ambassador in Algeria, Reza Ameri, as saying, during the 38th celebration of the Islamic Revolution Victory, in Algiers, that the embassy "is working to organize a program for the visit of President Hassan Rohani to Algeria as soon as possible".

Ameri praised the bilateral relationships between Iran and Algeria, saying: "It was a successful model of brotherly relationships between the countries, especially in the period following the election of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, as President of the Republic in 1999".

"Since that time, President Bouteflika visited Tehran twice, and 3 Iranian presidents visited Algeria".

"Prime Minister, Abdelmalek Sellal, visited Iran as well, and there were mutual visits between several ministers of the two countries".

Previously, the President of the Republic, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, visited Tehran twice since his election as President of Algeria in 1999, and three Iranian Presidents visited Algeria in the past, including mutual visits between the ministers of the two countries.

President Abdelaziz Bouteflika sent a congratulatory letter to the Iranian counterpart on the occasion of the anniversary of the revolution, during which he expressed "deep satisfaction at the level of the distinguished relationships between the two brotherly countries", and expressed his commitment to "continue to work in order to upgrade these relations and developing them, to support the cooperation between the two countries and to achieve growth and prosperity of the two peoples".

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