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Iran, Belgium discuss removal of economic obstacles in their ties

Tehran, April. 27,2016(IRNA) – Majlis (parliament) Speaker Ali Larijani said that in his meeting with President of Senate of Belgium Christine Defraigne the two sides discussed ways of removing economic obstacles between the two countries.

Larijani told IRNA that Iran and Belgium have long-standing diplomatic ties and the two countries have had trade cooperation too.
He added that in the meeting, the two sides underlined expansion of parliamentary relations, activation of friendship group and establishment of foreign policy commissions.
Larijani said We also discussed regional situation and menace of terrorism.
The Majlis speaker also expressed sorrow over recent terrorist acts in Belgium.
He called his negotiations with Belgian senior official constructive and positive and added that the visit of Belgian parliamentary delegation to Iran has opened a new chapter in bilateral cooperation.
Christine Defraigne said that the two countries have had long-standing ties in different fields of culture, economy and politics and now considering new situation the two states favor expansion of relations.
Defraigne said that international cooperation is necessary for anti-terror fight ad in this concern constant exchange of information is very important. She maintained that public diplomacy coupled with parliamentary diplomacy could have good function and Belgium intends to develop such relations.
She said that national unity government in Syria should fight terrorism and this would be possible only through exchangine of information between Iran and other countries.
Defraigne said that this process might take long, but other states should abandon their arrogant stance on Syria.
Christine Defraigne arrived in Tehran on Wednesday morning accompanied by a delegation from Belgian Senate.

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