TEHRAN: Prime Minister Dr. Baburam Bhattarai and Iranian President Dr. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad held talks in Tehran Friday.
The talks were held during the 16 The summit conference of Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), at the International Convention Centre and the duo discussed issues of bilateral interests.
According to Secretary of the Office of the Prime Minister Jay Mukund Khanal, Prime Minister Dr. Bhattarai congratulated and thanked President Ahmadinejad for successfully hosting the sixteenth summit conference of NAM.
Informing that Nepal participated in the conference also as a founding member of the non-aligned movement, the Prime Minister said it was also successful in bettering Nepal-Iran relations.
The president also thanked Nepal for actively participating in all the summit conferences of NAM.
During the meeting, the PM said the relevancy of the non-aligned movement would increase in the days ahead and would make important contributions to world brotherhood and peace.
President Ahmadinejad praised the speech delivered by Prime Minister Bhattarai and said Iran was an inseparable friend of Nepal and wants to cooperate in Nepal's economic, social and infrastructure development.
On the occasion, the Prime Minister thanked the Iranian President and said exchange of cooperation will be finalized through bilateral talks in the days ahead.
Present at the meeting were Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) and Foreign Minister Narayankaji Shrestha, Foreign Secretary Durga Prasad Bhattarai, Permanent Representative of Nepal to UN Gyan Chandra Acharya, Nepal's Ambassador to Iran, Bharat Paudel and Chief Protocol Officer Dr. Nairanjanman Singh Basnet.