Iran always willing to bring about stability to the region: Zarif

TEHRAN, May 5 (MNA) – Iran’s FM has said Iran has been always willing to help create peace and stability in the region.

Mohammad Javad Zarif, who was speaking to the reporters in his joint press conference with Armenian counterpart Mr. Edward Nalbandian today in Tehran, said that he was pleased to receive a politician from Iran’s neighboring country of Armenia. “Our relations with Armenia have been long-lasting and quite cordial,” Zarif described the nature of relations between two neighbors.

He also pointed to cultural ties between two nations. “Both countries lead a relationship based on mutual respect and national interests, with both countries making similar positions in international community,” Zarif told the press.

Zarif reiterated Iran’s gratitude for Armenian support for the Islamic Republic of Iran in international politics and provided an outline of his meeting with Armenian FM. “We discussed political, parliamentary, cultural, and economic relations and possible ways to expand ties in transportation, energy, and banking sectors,” he said.

“We also discussed the developments in Ukraine and Syria and peaceful venues for the crises was emphasized upon by both of us,” Zarif said, and that “The Islamic Republic of Iran believes that the region should be a region of peace and security for all and we are willing to help create peace and security in any subjects possible.”

By Mehr News Agency


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