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Iran invites Aquino for state visit 12/03/2010

Friday, December 3, 2010

Iran invites Aquino for state visit

12/03/2010
The government of Iran has extended its invitation to President Aquino for a state visit, the Department of Foreign Affairs yesterday said.

This was conveyed by Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki at a meeting with Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Rafael Seguis in Tehran this week. Mottaki also invited DFA Secretary Alberto Romulo for a visit.

Former President Fidel V. Ramos was the last Philippine leader to make a state visit to Iran in March 1995. It was followed by a reciprocal visit by then Iranian President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani in October 1995.
Iran has actively supported the Philippine initiative of interfaith dialog in international forums for sustainable peace. It has also voiced strong support for the country’s inclusion as observer to the 57-member Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) even as the Muslim bloc has thumbed down Manila’s bid for the seat several times in the past..... MORE

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