My meeting with President Saleh successful by all means, Iranian VP

SANA'A, Dec. 23 (Saba) - Iranian Vice President for Cultural Heritage and Tourism Hamid Baqaei depicted on Thursday his meeting with President Ali Abdullah Saleh as successful by all means.Upon his departure from Sana'a, the Iranian senior official said the meeting with President Ali Abdullah Saleh good, adding that President Saleh has affirmed on the Iranian right to possess nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. He pinned hopes that the mutual visits would assist in enhancing the Yemeni-Iranian relations in various areas.Baqaei has handed over a letter to President Saleh from Iran's counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. It expressed Iran's intent to develop mutual cooperation relations in all areas of political, cultural and economic.Saleh and Baqaei have exchanged viewpoints towards various issues concerning the two countries and the Islamic nation.At the end of the meeting, President Saleh handed over Baqaei a letter of response to President Ahmadinejad, confirming Yemen's keenness to strengthen its relations with Iran.AF/AF