Jul 29, 2014, 7:28 AM
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Iran-Belgium senior diplomats discuss issues of interest

Tehran, July 29, IRNA – Advisor to Belgian Foreign Minister Mark Otte and Deputy Foreign Minister in Arab and North African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdullahian discussed Middle East developments in the region here on Monday.

In the meeting, Amir-Abdullahian called terrorism and radicalism as international problems with dangerous consequences for the whole world.

He said radicalism is the main problem in the region today, which unfortunately has been turned into an instrument for certain countries to reach their goals.

Referring to Iran's democratic plan to settle Palestine crisis through holding a referendum in Palestine, Amir-Abdullahian underlined necessity of prompt halt to the Zionist regime crimes in Gaza and fully lifting the blockade of the area.

The Belgian diplomat, by referring to expansion of danger of terrorism in the region and its world consequences, called joint cooperation for confronting with the danger necessary.

He described situation in Gaza 'tragic' and said that lack of paying attention to principal issues in solving the problems is the factor to create the crisis.

Mark Otte said that paying attention to humanitarian issues in Syria, persuading conflicting sides in Syria to hold constructive talks and moving in direction of national reconciliation and compromise are the goals of Belgian government in Syria.

He also underlined stability and domestic unity in Lebanon and helping to strengthen political process in the country.

On devlopments in Iraq, he underlined necessity of respecting Iraq's Constitution and persuading all sides to cooperate and have open dialogues in the country.

The two sides evaluated the meeting useful and constructive and underlined continuation of consultations on issues of mutual interest.