Bahram Qassemi

Iran’s regional record very bright: Spox

IRNA – Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said on Friday that Iran’s record in regional issues is very bright and it is even brighter in the countries such as Iraq, Syria and even Yemen in terms of efforts to restore stability and peace to them.

Announcing Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s upcoming visit to India, he added, “Of course, talks have been held to make arrangements for his trip to certain neighboring states, as foreign minister has declared the next destination after India will be Iraq.”

Qasemi further noted that Zarif will embark on visits to neighboring countries in near future in continuation of Iran’s permanent and unchangeable policy vis-à-vis neighbors and in a bid to boost all-out cooperation and deepen economic and trade ties.

“Iran’s attitude to neighbors and regional states have always been positive, as it favors peaceful coexistence, better ties as well as collective efforts for sustainable peace and stability in the region and further promoting economic cooperation,” he said.

Regular and close communications with neighbors is Iran permanent policy, as it is interested to work for peace and convergence and ironing out differences along with certain regional countries, he added.

Iranian foreign minister will visit other regional countries in not so distant future in a bid to deepen economic and commercial ties and hold political consultations, he said.