Amir Abdollahian and Bayramov call for closer ties
TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian exchanged views with his Azeri counterpart Jeyhoun Bayramov during a phone conversation on Saturday, discussing ways to expand bilateral cooperation in different fields.
During the conversation, the head of Iranian diplomacy underlined that the foreign ministries of the two countries have the task of expanding political ties.
Amir Abdollahian referred to the meeting last year between the presidents of the two countries, saying that important agreements at the level of the presidents have been reached and that their full implementation is on the agenda of Tehran and from Baku.
Amir Abdollahian noted that the successful holding of a joint economic committee in Baku was one of the major achievements in consolidating bilateral relations.
Elsewhere in the conversation, the Iranian Foreign Minister referred to the holding of the conference of parliaments of members of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) in the Republic of Azerbaijan.
Amir Abdollahian expressed the hope that the next conference will lead to a strengthening of the ECO more than ever before.
For his part, Bayramov spoke of the need to strengthen bilateral ties between the two. He then announced that Baku is ready to continue diplomatic visits and strengthen political relations at different levels.
He also stressed the need for close and unbreakable ties between the two neighbours.
Bayramov then referred to the agreements signed by the Iranian and Azerbaijani presidents, saying that the presence of Iranian companies in the reconstruction of the Nagorno-Karabakh region is an important step in this process.
Bayramov and Amir Abdollahian also stressed the importance of continued consultations and cooperation at the regional and international levels as well as the importance of protecting bilateral relations from plots by enemies of the two nations.