Source: IRNA, 25-01-2009
Tehran - Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki said on Sunday that the tragic carnage in Gaza, which took the lives of innocent civilians, put the seal of approval on the incompetency of the current international system.
According to the Information and Press Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mottaki made the remarks in a meeting with visiting Kenyan Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Trade Uhuru Kenyatta.
Referring to the crimes and atrocities of the Zionist regime in Gaza, Mottaki said that the international community should take an explicit stance in dealing with the inhuman crimes of Zionists occupiers in Gaza.
Given the new round of cooperation between Iran and Kenya, he said that in view of the determination of high ranking officials, the two countries have entered into a new round of cooperation by making use of each other capabilities.
To promote mutual cooperation, the two sides should spare no efforts to remove existing software barriers and provide suitable grounds and required facilities to this end, Mottaki pointed out.
To attain the goal, the two sides should approve agreement on avoiding double taxation, expand customs cooperation, promote trade exchanges and cooperation between organizations in the two countries, he said.
The Kenyan envoy, for his part, welcomed the expansion of all-out relations with Iran and said Kenya, as a prominent African country, could be regarded as a good market for Iranian products and their re-export to African countries.
Iranian companies could play a much active role in various fields such as energy, construction of hydro-gas turbines as well as hydro-electric turbines, in agriculture, assembly line for tractors and road construction in Kenya, he said.