Iran's foreign minister said the country welcomes efforts by intermediaries to arrange talks with Saudi Arabia, including those by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan who is due to arrive in Tehran on Saturday.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif defended his ministry’s policy towards Iran’s neighbors, describing Tehran’s relations with neighboring countries as a top priority for the Islamic Republic.
Venezuelan envoy to Tehran, Carlos Antonio Alcalá Cordones, described as unbreakable relations between Caracas and Tehran, saying US hostile measures against Venezuela and Iran will not shatter the unity between the two countries.
Iran’s Labor Minister Mohammad Shariatmadari, in a meeting with Chinese Ambassador to Tehran Chang Hua, described bilateral ties between the two countries as constructive, and called for strategic cooperation in bilateral and international arenas.
President Hassan Rouhani described boosting relations with neighbors including Armenia as principal policy of Iran, saying that Tehran is ready for further improving ties with Yerevan as a friendly neighbor in all fields.
Pakistan Prime Minister’s Adviser on Commerce, Textile, Industries and Production said on Thursday that Pakistan honestly intends to expand trade ties with Iran despite major hurdle created by the US sanctions on Iran-Pakistan banking ties.