2021-October-21 11:12
2021-September-27  14:26

FM: Iran Willing to Improve Ties with All States

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian underlined his country's focus on improvement of relations with the neighbors, while it is willing to expand ties will all world states.

Amir Abdollahian made the remarks in a meeting with a group of Iranian expatriates on the way back from New York when he made a short stop in Frankfurt, Germany.

He emphasized the good neighborliness policy of the country and the priority of the region and Asia for Tehran, saying that Iran's foreign policy in this period is balanced and the emphasis is on improving ties with all.

During the meeting, the two sides cordially exchanged views on various scientific, medical, commercial and economic fields.

Amir Abdollahian underlined the importance and necessity of participation of Iranian expatriates in decision-making process within the country, and added that in order to communicate and convey requests, suggestions and initiatives, Iran will try to provide the chance for them to play a key role in decision-making processes through legal channels, which can be particularly important in determining the executive mechanism for pursuing the demands of the Iranian expatriate society and solve their problems.

In relevant remarks on Monday, Iranian President Seyed Ebrahim Rayeesi underlined his country’s policy of expanding relations with all the world states, specially the neighboring and regional countries.

He underscored that overcoming many challenging tasks would be made possible by tapping into domestic capabilities.

"Unfortunately, we witnessed that certain people had stopped importing vaccines or even tied joining the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) to the approval of the FATF (Financial Action Task Force), and even insisted on their position in official meetings," Rayeesi said.

He added that during the short time since the inauguration of the 13th government in August, nothing special has happened to have led to an increase in the import of vaccines or the country's membership in the SCO.

“But our neighboring and friendly countries saw that we no longer focus only on the West and that (improving) relations with neighbors and regional countries has become a priority of Iran's foreign policy,” Rayeesi stated.

In the path towards development, he emphasized, Iran sets no limitation to make use of various countries’ experience “but we will be very careful to choose an appropriate version of progress that is in full compliance with the situation of the Islamic Iran”.