Rouhani’s Aide: Normalizing ties with neighbors Iran’s main policy

FNA – Iranian President’s Chief of Staff Mahmoud Vaezi underlined that the Islamic Republic is pursuing the policy of establishing normal relations with its neighboring countries.

“Iran has good relations with its neighbors, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan and Turkey,” Vaezi said on Friday.

The senior Iranian official, meantime, called for understanding the current situation which is economic war imposed on Iran.

“Enemies are after maximizing economic problems for people and we should act in a way that the enemy understands that its maximum pressure policy does not work,” Vaezi said.

He also called for lifting limitations for trade between Iran and European states.

In a relevant development earlier this week, Vaezi in a meeting with Azeri Deputy Prime Minister Shahin Mustafayev in Tehran voiced his satisfaction in the current level of the two countries’ cooperation.

“Tehran-Baku preferential trade agreement has made good progress and development of the two countries’ relations is strategic,” Vaezi said during the meeting.

During the meeting, the two sides explored avenues for further improvement of bilateral relations and expediting implementation of joint agreements.

They also called for concerted efforts to use all capacities in the interest of the two countries and all regional states.

Mustafayev, meantime, hailed Tehran-Baku relations, and said that bilateral ties are currently at the highest level and found strategic dimensions.

He noted that Tehran-Baku relations are growing in the political, economic, cultural, trade and transportation spheres and Baku is set to further improve these ties.

At the end of the meeting, Vaezi told reporters that Tehran is preparing the grounds for an upcoming visit by Azeri President Ilham Aliyev to Tehran after he accepted President Rouhani’s official invitation.

“We are determined to discuss capacities for promoting cooperation in various fields and draft agreements to be signed during his visit to Tehran,” he said.