Speaker Urges Concerted Efforts to Stem Narcotics Flow
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Iranian Speaker Ali Larijani described instability and narcotics trafficking as two major threats to the global community, stressing that regional cooperation and dialogue are sole remedies for those grave perils.
“Countering instability and narcotics, as two major global woes, is only possible through continuous dialog and consultations, as well as cooperation among the regional countries,” Larijani said in a meeting with Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makey in Tehran on Monday.
Underlining the need for stronger ties between the regional states, the speaker clarified Tehran’s stance towards bilateral relations with Minsk, and said, “The Islamic Republic of Iran’s view on relations with Belarus is a long-term and sustainable one, in diverse arenas.”
He further expressed the Iranian parliament’s emphasis on the expansion of friendly relations between Iran and the East European country in the political, economic and industrial fields, particularly the parliamentary ties.
The Belarusian minister, for his part, hailed the identical views that Tehran and Minsk have on a range of global issues, saying the two countries’ common stances can prepare the ground for their stronger cooperation.
Earlier in the day, Makey had also had a meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
In that get-together, President Rouhani expressed satisfaction with the level of scientific and academic interaction between the Islamic Republic of Iran and Belarus, and voiced Tehran’s preparedness to boost such ties with the East European nation.
“In the sphere of the scientific and academic issues, the cooperation between the two countries (Iran and Belarus) is on a good path, and we are ready to expand our ties with Belarus in that area as well,” Rouhani announced.