Portugal keen on forging closer interaction with Iran: Envoy

TEHRAN, Feb. 18 (MNA) – Political Director General of Portuguese Foreign Ministry, whose country holds presidency of Council of European Union, said that Portugal is seeking a closer tie with Iran in connection with regional and international issues.

Speaking at the 3rd round of political talks between Iran and Portugal, which was held on Wednesday through videoconference, he reiterated that Portugal is looking for a closer tie with the Islamic Republic of Iran.

During the virtual meeting, the Director-General of the Iranian Foreign Ministry for West European Affairs and the Political Director-General of the Portuguese Foreign Ministry exchanged their views on the bilateral relations as well as regional and international issues.

The two sides discussed the historical relations between the two countries and explored ways for enhancing and promoting bilateral ties in political, economic and cultural fields.

The Director Generals of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Portugal, while reviewing the developments in the West Asian region especially the Persian Gulf, said that the solution to the region's problems is possible only through dialogue, cooperation and confidence-building.

While emphasizing the significance of maintaining the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) as a salient multilateral diplomatic achievement, the two sides also stressed the need to support constructive diplomatic efforts to achieve full implementation of commitments under JCPOA.

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