March 31, 2010
Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki met President Abdelaziz Bouteflika Wednesday in a visit to Algeria focused on regional developments and a meeting of G15 countries in May, a report said.
Mottaki indicated that part of the purpose of his trip was to deliver an invitation for the meeting of the G15 of which he said Algeria was “one of the important countries”, the APS news agency reported.
The G15 — which brings together 19 countries mostly from Latin America, Asia and Africa — is currently headed by Iran and due to meet in Tehran in mid-May.
Mottaki said his meetings in Algeria would look at developments in Africa, Iran, Afghanistan and the Palestinian territories, and plans to strengthen relations between Iran and Algeria, the agency reported.