Bratislava calls for more Iran ties with Slovakia, EU

TEHRAN, Jul. 14 (MNA) – Iran’s Ambassador to Slovakia Ebadollah Mowlaie and the Slovak State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs Ivan Korčok met on Wednesday in Bratislava.

“The prospect of Iran-Slovakia relations is bright, and Iran welcomes the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the EU as a chance to strengthen Iran-EU relations,” said Ebadollah Mowlaie, the non-resident ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Bratislava, on Wednesday, in his meeting with Ivan Korčok, State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic, who is also the Government Plenipotentiary for the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the EU.

The Iranian diplomat made the remark referring to political and economic interactions between the two countries of Iran and Slovakia. Mowlaie later highlighted the key role of Iran in all regional developments and the establishment and maintenance of peace and stability in the region.

The Slovak presidency of the EU started on July 1, and the republic is hopeful to play a bold role in its first continental performance.

Voicing content with the growing bilateral relations of Tehran and Bratislava, Ivan Korčok, in this meeting, for his part, described the meeting between the economy ministers of Iran and Slovakia as an important measure toward broadening and deepening economic ties between the two countries.  

Slovakia's Europe minister reassured that Slovakia, in its term for EU presidency, will resolutely seek full developed relations between Iran and the EU.

“Energy is an important area that the EU is interested to work on ties with Iran,” underlined the Slovak State Secretary.

On May 12, Korčok had said that ‘the upcoming Slovak presidency of the Council of the EU has overcoming the fragmentation in Europe as one of its main objectives.’

   

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