Zarif calls for all-out ties with Iraq, Benin, Sri Lanka

TEHRAN, Aug. 03 (MNA) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in separate meetings with incoming envoys of Iraq, Benin and Sri Lanka, voiced Tehran’s willingness to further boost ties with the three countries.

During the meetings held in Tehran late on Sunday, three ambassadors submitted their credentials to Foreign Minister Zarif.

While wishing good luck for the new ambassadors, Zarif said Iran is resolved to further boost mutual interactions with Iraq, Benin and Sri Lanka.

At the meeting with Iraq’s new ambassador, the Iranian minister described the relations between Baghdad and Tehran as 'special,' hoping for enhanced ties in all aspects. "We believe Iraqi government and nation enjoy a special position,” Zarif noted.

He expressed gratitude to Iraqi government and nation for their warm hospitality toward Iranian pilgrims, and stressed the need for facilitating trade for Iranian businessmen.

Zarif also held separate meetings with ambassadors from Benin and Sri Lanka and highlighted Iran's determination to expand all-out ties with the two countries.


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