Asia Unanimous in Rejecting Unilateralism: Iranian Diplomat

Asia Unanimous in Rejecting Unilateralism: Iranian Diplomat

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The caretaker foreign minister of Iran described the meeting of the Asia Cooperation Dialogue in Tehran as a manifestation of Asia’s resolve to dismiss unilateralism, open a new chapter in international relations, and found mechanisms on the basis of multilateralism and justice.

In a meeting with First Deputy Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan Akan Rakhmetullin, held in Tehran on Sunday, Ali Baqeri stressed that the multiple and diverse capacities available between the two countries, especially in economy and trade, should be utilized for the promotion and enhancement of bilateral ties.

He noted that the ACD forum in Tehran under the current circumstances in the region indicates that the Asian states are highly determined to open a new page in the international relations, dump unilateralism, and set up mechanisms based on independence, justice, and democracy within the framework of multilateralism.

Baqeri also said the Zionist regime’s unprecedented crimes in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, perpetrated under full support from the US and some Western countries, are not only flagrant and clear examples of the unilateral mechanisms’ failure to establish stability, security, and peace, but also a source of instability and disruption of security and global peace.

Reinforcing multilateral mechanisms by independent countries in the form of organizations such as the ACD can guarantee lasting stability and security, Baqeri stated, adding that it is incumbent on independent and Islamic states to take measures to stand up against and decry the Zionist regime and support the Palestinian people, the ministry’s website reported.

The Iranian diplomat expressed hope that the Tehran meeting would achieve good results in line with the interests of the countries in the region and the world.

He also hailed Kazakhstan’s role in hosting the nuclear talks as well as negotiations on Syria, saying it proves that the Kazakh government is serious about shoring up the role of independent countries in line with multilateralism.

For his part, Rakhmetullin expressed hope that with the successful holding of the presidential elections in Iran and the formation of a new government, the ties between the two countries would continue to grow and prosper.

He also emphasized that positive cooperation between Kazakhstan and Iran will continue to provide reciprocal support for both countries in the regional and international arenas.

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