Economy & Politico

Iranian, Azerbaijani FMs discuss bilateral, regional issues

Tehran (ISNA) – Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian exchanged views with his Azeri counterpart Jeyhoun Bayramov about the most important issues of bilateral and regional relations during a telephone conversation.

At the beginning of the conversation, Amir-Abdolalhian congratulated the government and people of Azerbaijan Republic on the beginning of 2023 and expressed hope that relations between Tehran and Baku will expand in various political and economic fields in the New Year.

The top Iranian diplomat also referred to Iran’s readiness to boost transportation and transit ties with Azerbaijan Republic, saying cooperation in these fields must be increased and that we are ready to boost trade ties.

Amir-Abdollahian reaffirmed Iran’s opposition to the presence of foreign countries in the region. He stressed that regional countries are capable of resolving problems in the region properly through adopting positive approaches.

Forming working groups for media activities on both sides and examining water scarcity and pollution of the Aras River between the two countries were among other issues raised and proposed by Iran’s foreign minister in the telephone conversation.

Azerbaijan’s foreign minister for his part underlined the importance of cooperation with the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Jeyhoun Bayramov also said Baku is interested in holding a session of the joint economic commission of the two countries in early 2023 and boosting trade and economic ties.

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