Zarif meets Slovenian, Macedonian FMs

TEHRAN, Sep. 30 (MNA) – Iran’s Foreign Minister met with his Slovenian and Macedonian counterparts at the United Nations in New York on Tuesday.

Referring to the recent incident in Mina during which thousands of people died, Slovenia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Karl Victor Erjavec expressed his condolences upon the death of the former Iranian ambassador to Ljubljana, Mohammad Rahim Aghaeipour and the other victims of the incident.

Erjavec further expressed his satisfaction over the reached agreement between the Islamic Republic of Iran and 5+1.

Slovenian official later announced his government’s eagerness to reopen Slovenia’s embassy in Tehran adding that, “due to the desire of Slovenian businessmen to enter and invest in Iran’s market, we are planning to activate Slovenia’s Chamber of Commerce in Tehran,” which was welcomed by Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

Meanwhile, the idea of Slovenian President’s upcoming trip to Iran was raised at the meeting and it was announced that he will make a visit to Tehran.

At the meeting, the two parties emphasized several issues including use of parliamentary relations and exchange of political delegations as a means of developing bilateral relations between Iran and Slovenia.

During a separate meeting at United Nations Headquarters in New York, Zarif and Macedonia’s Foreign Minister Nikola Pposki shared views on several issues including the Syrian refugees, the Syrian Crisis, and the need for bilateral cooperation to end the conflict in war-torn country as well as Iran’s plan to resolve the Syrian Crisis through political rather than military solutions.

In addition, the parties discussed the development of bilateral relations in economic, trade, educational and cultural fields, as well as reopening of the Macedonian embassy in Tehran and mutual support in international arena.


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