UN chief declares readiness to cooperate with Iran
TEHRAN – In a message to the Iranian president on Monday, the UN secretary general congratulated Ayatollah Ebrahim Raisi on his presidency, saying the UN is ready to cooperate fully with the new Iranian administration.
The text of Antonio Guterres’ message to President Raisi is as follows:
“His Excellency Ayatollah Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi
President of the Islamic Republic of Iran
I would like to congratulate you on your presidency of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Your presidency coincides with a critical period for your country, region and the world, as we face many common challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change and long and devastating conflicts, including in the Middle -East.
Iran’s remarkable human and natural resources are an asset in improving the well-being of its citizens, as well as of other peoples of the world. The United Nations and I are interested in working with the new government under your leadership to achieve peace and security, sustainable development and human rights in the world.
I count on your “cooperation” to continue to advance the values and aspirations set forth in the Charter of the United Nations.
Your Excellency, please accept my best wishes and best regards.
With my warmest regards,
SA / AP