Ahmadinejad: New world system needed
Sun, 02 Nov 2008 06:14:34 GMT
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says the systems presently controlling the world are sinking and attempts should be made to set up new ones instead'.
In a meeting with visiting Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim in Tehran on Saturday, President Ahmadinejad noted that Tehran welcomes the prudence and wisdom exercised by South American leaders, particularly the Brazilian president, to maintain solidarity, coordination and unity among states.
"To remove the impact of economic and cultural colonialism in our countries, we need tranquility, collaboration and round-the-clock efforts so as to eliminate poverty and establish peace. Governments should forge fair and amicable ties,” the Iranian present said, as reported by IRNA news agency.
He added that new conditions demand Tehran and Brasilia to set up dynamic, strong and constructive relations.
President Ahmadinejad then touched on the economic meltdown in the West and noted that Iran has suffered the least from the crisis since its economy is not a deeply dependent one.
He also expressed gratitude for the Brazilian president's message and optimism that Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's visit to Tehran would help further strengthen mutual bonds and relations.
Amorim said, "We should think of changing the world's political and economic structure and what's of importance is that two big and developing states will expand ties under new conditions."
He noted that a group of Brazilian traders is accompanying him on his visit by, which is a sign that senior Brazilian officials are determined to upgrade ties with Iran.