Deputy FM: Iran attaches great importance to ties with Latin America

Tehran, Sept 14, IRNA — Deputy Foreign Minister for Euro-America Affairs Majid Takht Ravanchi underlined that enhancement of ties with the Latin American states sets a priority in Iranˈs foreign policy.
‘The Islamic Republic of Iran attaches great importance to its relations with the Latin American countries, while there are grounds for the expansion and enhancement of such ties with the countries of that region, specially Mexico,’ he said, addressing a ceremony to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of relations between Iran and Mexico in Tehran on Saturday.

Takht Ravanchi pointed to the age-old relations between Tehran and Mexico City and an agreement inked by the two countries’ officials on Saturday, and said the agreement was a comprehensive document for the expansion of ties between Iran and Mexico and prepared the ground for the development of mutual economic, scientific, cultural and academic cooperation.

Iran has been seeking to broaden ties and cooperation with Latin American states, including Venezuela, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Cuba, Mexico and Colombia.

Iran’s strong and rapidly growing ties with Latin America have raised eyebrows in the US and its western allies since Tehran and Latin nations have forged an alliance against the imperialist and colonialist powers and are striving hard to reinvigorate their relations with the other independent countries which pursue a line of policy independent from the US.



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