Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday met Algeria's visiting Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia for talks on boosting bilateral ties to "correct" the world order, his website reported.
Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying in the meeting that relations between Tehran and Algiers could "influence" international affairs.
"Independent countries, using logical and humane policies, can play a role in international developments and correct global equations in favour of justice," he said according to the website.
Ouyahia arrived in Tehran on Sunday at the invitation of Iran's first vice president Mohammad Reza Rahimi to preside over the first session of the joint Algerian-Iranian cooperation commission.
The state television website reported that they had signed eleven memorandums of understanding, mostly on economic cooperation. During the visit, Ouyahia also met parliament speaker Ali Larijani.
Iranian media made no reference to any talks on Tehran's nuclear issue.
On November 12, a British minister had urged Algeria to use its influence to persuade Iran to push forward with long-stalled nuclear talks with world powers.
"Algeria is the friend of both countries... at present, Iran needs its friends to explain to it what a dangerous course it is," foreign office minister Alistair Burt said of the stalemate in dialogue.
Stalled negotiations on Tehran's controversial nuclear programme are now likely to resume on December 5 in Geneva, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton told reporters in Brussels on Monday.
She said she had received "informal confirmations" from Iran about the date and location for the talks, "but I want a formal confirmation."
Iran and six world powers -- the United States, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany -- have agreed to return to the negotiating table for the first time since October 2009.© ANP/AFP