Saint Vincent premier confers with Ahmadinejad

April 29, 2009 - 0:0

TEHRAN – Ralph Gonsalves, the prime minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, met President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad here on Tuesday.

Gonsalves arrived in Tehran Monday to hold talks with Iranian officials and was welcomed by Iran's Vice President Parviz Davoudi.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is an island nation in the Lesser Antilles chain of the Caribbean Sea. Its 389-square-kilometre territory consists of the main island of Saint Vincent and the northern two-thirds of the Grenadines. The country has a French and British colonial history and is now part of the Commonwealth of Nations and CARICOM.
Ahmadinejad pointed to the good relationship between Iran and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, saying the two countries can boost their economic relationship and coordinate their stances at international forums.
Gonsalves briefed Ahmadinejad on the latest developments in his country and assessed his talks with Iranian officials as positive.
Referring to Iran’s strategic location in the region, he called for an expansion in ties that benefit both nations.
Ahmadinejad also said certain countries that are greedy have divided the world among themselves.
He said the era of those countries who seek more power at the United Nations has come to an end because it should not be so that a minority dominates the world and a majority lives in poverty.
The Iranian president said, “Today’s world is the world of discrimination, mendacity, pressure, war, violence and poverty” and called for a change in the system.
He called on all countries to cooperate to make a new world in which there is freedom, brotherhood, peace and security.