Closer Tehran-Baku Ties to Lead to Regional Cooperation: Raisi

Closer Tehran-Baku Ties to Lead to Regional Cooperation: Raisi

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi highlighted the country’s enthusiasm for the expansion of relations with the Republic Azerbaijan without any limits, saying closer ties between the two neighbors would result in effectual regional cooperation.

In a meeting with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan Jeyhun Bayramov, held in Tehran on Monday, Raisi received a detailed report on the increase in diplomatic exchanges and consultations between the two countries and its effect on the expansion of relations and cooperation in various commercial, economic and political fields.

He said there is no limit to deepening and strengthening relations with Azerbaijan, adding, "Promoting good bilateral relations can lead to effective regional cooperation.”

"Strengthening people-to-people relations and interactions will strengthen the friendship of the two nations,” the Iranian president stated, his official website reported.

For his part, Bayramov pointed out the significant increase in diplomatic relations between the two countries' officials and its significant impact on the level of cooperation and relations, stating, "The volume of trade between Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan in the past year and also in the first 5 months of this year, has increased significantly.”

The Azeri foreign minister also presented a detailed report on the topics of interest and negotiations between the officials of the two countries and noted, "The Islamic Republic of Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan agree that regional issues should be resolved by the countries of the region themselves and without the interference of outsiders.”

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