Tehran, Bratislava emphasize broadening bilateral coop.

TEHRAN, Feb. 26 (MNA) – Islamic Republic of Iran and Republic of Slovakia stressed the need for broadening and enhancing bilateral cooperation in all fields.

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian in a telephone conversation with his Slovak counterpart Ivan Korčok on Friday announced Tehran’s readiness to expand mutual cooperation with Bratislava in all fields.

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian on Friday continued his telephone consultations with some foreign ministers of Ukraine's neighboring countries. He held talks with Slovak Foreign Minister Ivan Korčok about the situation of Iranians living in Ukraine, bilateral relations and international issues of mutual concern.

Referring to the good and amicable relations between the two countries and their favorable cooperation in various fields, Amir-Abdollahian said, "We are ready to expand ties between the two countries in all fields."

Regarding the escalation of the crisis in Ukraine, the Iranian foreign minister said, "We hope that this crisis will be resolved politically and peacefully."

The top Iranian diplomat added, “A group of Iranian citizens residing in Ukraine have applied to leave this country and we call on the Slovak government to cooperate and provide assistance to Iranian citizens so that they leave Ukraine for Slovakia visa-free.”

Amir-Abdollahian noted that Iran plans to transfer its citizens to the Islamic Republic by air after entering neighboring countries of Ukraine, including Slovakia.

Slovakian foreign minister, for his part, expressed pleasure with the development of cooperation between the two countries at various levels and fields, announcing the holding of the joint economic commission of the two countries in the near future, which was welcomed by Amir Abdollahian.

Ivan Korčok further welcomed the proposal of the Iranian foreign minister, saying Slovakia is ready to cooperate and assist Iranian citizens to leave Ukraine through the Slovak border visa-free.

He stressed that Iranian nationals can enter Slovakia via Ukraine’s border and then travel to Iran.

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