Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, in a meeting with the Islamic Republic’s new ambassadors to 13 foreign countries, reiterated Tehran’s policy to boost cooperation with other nations and called on the diplomats to cement bilateral ties with those states in their tenures.
Iran and Kyrgyzstan have vowed that bilateral trade would exponentially increase in the near future mainly because of Iran’s decision to launch a free trade zone with the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), a major trade bloc where Kyrgyzstan is a member.
Japan and South Korea agreed on Saturday to hold formal talks next month, taking a step toward improving relations strained by decades of bitterness over their wartime past and now exacerbated by a simmering trade dispute.
Iran’s Minister of Science, Research and Technology Mansoor Gholami expressed the country’s readiness to promote regional and international cooperation with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon agreed on Thursday on the need to cooperate on North Korea despite frigid bilateral ties, but Abe repeated that Seoul needed to keep its promises for relations to improve.
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.