Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian has held talks with his Finnish counterpart on the sidelines of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly in New York.
Amir Abdollahian and Pekka Haavisto discussed the latest developments in Afghanistan and the wider region as well as issues of mutual interest.
The Iranian foreign minister said the new administration in Tehran is willing to more diligently pursue relations with Finland.
He added that, to this end, holding the Iran-Finland political committee can give an impetus to bilateral ties and that Tehran is behind boosting relations.
Amir Abdollahian noted that Iran is quite ready to expand economic, trade, industrial and agricultural ties with Finland and to also establish a direct flight between Tehran and Helsinki.
He underlined the need to support the activity of the private sectors of Iran and Finland.
Pekka Haavisto also reviewed ties with Iran including political, economic and environmental relations.
Pointing out that Helsinki is ready to expand the ties, the Finnish foreign minister also expressed pleasure at the establishment of the Iran-Finland chamber of commerce and said, that marks a step forward in strengthening economic relations between Helsinki and Tehran.
Haavisto also said his country is ready to give any necessary help to revive the Iran nuclear deal.
He referred to the history of hosting regional talks within the framework of the Helsinki process and extended an invitation to the Iranian foreign minister to attend the upcoming meeting.