Saturday, September 17, 2005

Ahmadinejad briefs Annan on Iran's int'l stances

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad briefed the UN Chief Kofi Annan on Iran's stance towards key international issues. READ MORE

Ahmadinejad was among heads of states who met Annan Thursday on the sidelines of the UN summit, according to IRNA.

Russian President Vladimir Putin as well as Spanish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Ethiopian, Pakistani, Iraqi, Nigerian, South African and Japanese prime ministers also held meeting with Annan.

President Ahmadinejad, heading a high-ranking delegation, arrived here Tuesday on an official five-day visit to attend the 60th regular session of the UN General Assembly.

He delivered a speech at the UN world Summit Wednesday on the importance of dialogue, understanding and cooperation among different countries with the aim of materializing world peace and tranquility.

The Iranian president is also scheduled to deliver a 15-minute speech on Saturday at the annual meeting of the UN General Assembly, scheduled to be held for two weeks in presence of foreign ministers and 70 world leaders.

Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki, Secretary of Supreme National Security Council Ali Larijani and a number of president's advisors are accompanying Ahmadinejad in his visit.