Iran, Netherlands to expand consular ties

TEHRAN, Aug. 11 (MNA) – The two countries of Iran and the Netherlands will expand and broaden their consular relationship.

For this purpose, the 4th joint consular meeting was held between Islamic Republic of Iran and the Netherlands in The Hague city in the presence of Director General of the Consular Department of the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ali Chegini and the Director General of the Consular and Visa Policies of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague with the aim of broadening and boosting consular relationship.

In this get-together meeting, which was held in Tehran in the presence of Alireza Jahangiri Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the Netherlands and Yap Werner new Dutch Ambassador to Iran, the two sides placed special emphasis on the necessity of strengthening and continuing previous consular meetings, boosting mutual consular cooperation and facilitating and expanding popular relationship between the two countries with a look at future.

Moreover, the two sides discussed about increasing bilateral consular and immigration cooperation, judicial cooperation, visa facilitation for businessmen, investors and the elites, fighting against drug trafficking and disseminating relevant information services on the situation of nationals of the two countries.

For his part, Director General of the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ali Chegini pointed to the determination of the Islamic Republic of Iran to fight against drug trafficking and expressed its readiness to prevent the flow of drugs from eastern borders of the country towards Europe.

He reiterated, “it is necessary that the Netherlands and Europe should make their utmost efforts in the fight against drug trafficking.”

With due observance to the said issue, the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is ready to pave suitable ways for the European parties and concerned organizations in the fields of controlling and fighting against drug trafficking as well as organized crimes, he observed.

Also, it was agreed that relevant issues should be followed up between the two parties strictly within the framework of rules and regulations.

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