Leader urges close relations among Muslim nations

The principle of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s foreign policy is enhancing firm and all-out relations and bonds among brotherly Muslim countries, said the Supreme Leader.

The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution, in a meeting with Kyrgyzstan’s president on Saturday, underlined the necessity for further enhancement of relations among Muslim states.

“The principle of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s foreign policy is enhancing firm and all-out relations and bonds among brotherly Muslim countries,” Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said at the meeting with President Almazbek Atambayev in Tehran.

The Leader said opposition to the bullying of world powers is a “divine and Islamic principle.”

Ayatollah Khamenei pointed to the recent remarks by President Atambayev regarding Kyrgyzstan’s intentions to end access by US military forces to the Kyrgyz Manas air base, and emphasized the need to counter the bullying behavior of world powers.

“Hegemonic and aggressive powers are constantly conspiring against all nations in the world, but, Islam wants dignity of Muslims nations. The sole way to oppose and thwart the powers’ evil is resisting and strengthening relations among Muslim countries,” he noted.

During the meeting, which was also attended by President Rouhani, President Atambayev said he was pleased to be visiting Iran and said the Islamic Republic and Kyrgyzstan are two nations with brotherly ties and a common religion, history and culture.

“Both nations enjoy freedom and an independence-seeking spirit,” the Kyrgyz president said.

He also asked for the improvement of communication and transportation as well as road, rail and air links between the two countries.

“The level of ties between the two sides should go much beyond the current level,” he underscored.

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