Late Iranian FM Praised for Normalizing, Promoting Ties with Azerbaijan

Late Iranian FM Praised for Normalizing, Promoting Ties with Azerbaijan

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The foreign minister of Azerbaijan Republic admired his late Iranian counterpart Hossein Amirabdollahian for his role in the normalization and expansion of relations between Tehran and Baku.

In a telephone conversation with the caretaker foreign minister of Iran on Tuesday, Jeyhun Bayramov paid tribute to Amirabdollahian for his significant role in normalizing and broadening friendly ties between the two neighbors at a complicated juncture.

Bayramov described the visit that Azeri President Ilham Aliyev paid to the embassy of Iran in Baku on Tuesday morning as a sign of the deep sympathy his country feels for the loss of the Iranian president and foreign minister in a recent helicopter crash.

The Azeri foreign minister also expressed his country’s readiness to expedite the implementation of the bilateral agreements concluded recently by the heads of the two states.

For his part, the Iranian caretaker foreign minister said the relations between Tehran and Baku are inseparable.

Ali Baqeri also hailed the efforts by the late Iranian president and foreign minister as a valuable asset to the promotion of Iran’s relations with the regional states, including the Republic of Azerbaijan.

The helicopter carrying President Ebrahim Raisi and his entourage crashed in northwestern mountainous forests on May 19.

The fatal accident happened as the president was returning from Khoda Afarin region in Iran’s northwestern province of East Azarbaijan after inaugurating a dam at the common border with the Republic of Azerbaijan and a meeting with Aliyev.

The crash killed President Raisi, Foreign Minister Amirabdollahian, Friday prayers leader of Tabriz Ayatollah Mohammad Ali Al-e-Hashem, Governor of East Azarbaijan Malek Rahmati, the commander of the president’s security team, two pilots and a flight crew.

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