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Iranian, Polish FMs Discuss Strategies to Develop Regional Cooperation

Published February 19th, 2001 - 02:00 GMT
Al Bawaba
Al Bawaba

Polish Foreign Minister Wladyslaw Bartoszewsk and his Iranian counterpart Kamal Kharrazi discussed in Tehran Sunday the latest strategies to develop regional cooperation, reported the Iranian News Agency (IRNA). 

The foreign minister arrived Sunday in the Islamic republic on a three-day visit aimed at expanding ties with Tehran in various fields. 

Bartoszewsk said Warsaw is firmly set to expand bilateral relations with Tehran.  

He added that Tehran plays an important role in regional stability.  

"Poles and the Polish government will never forget the aids provided by Iran to 80,000 Polish immigrants who were expelled by (former Russian communist leader Joseph) Stalin during the World War II," he said.  

For his part, Kharrazi said Tehran and Warsaw should expand their parliamentary and economic cooperation.  

Bartoszewski is expected to meet Monday with President Mohammad Khatami, Parliamentary Speaker Mehdi Karroubi as well as economic officials, said the agency.  

Political, economic and cultural issues, parliamentary cooperation as well as regional and international topics are top on the agenda of the Polish foreign minister's talks with Iranian officials.  

Meanwhile, the agency reported that Indian Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee is to visit Iran in the second week of April.  

There have been several high level interactions between the two nations in the last year, said IRNA.  

India's External affairs Minister Jaswant Singh was in Tehran in May and met with his counterpart Kamal Kharrazi and the Iranian President Mohammed Khatami – 





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