Baku Welcomes Iran’s Role in Reconstruction of Karabakh

Financial Tribune, Iran

The foreign minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan welcomed the participation of Iranian companies in the process of reconstruction of the areas in his country that have been liberated after the last war over the Nagorno-Karabakh region.

In a telephone conversation with his Iranian counterpart on Saturday night, Azeri Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov expressed his country’s readiness for continued diplomatic visits and the expansion of political relations with Iran at different levels, Tasnim News Agency reported. 

Pointing to the close and unshakable relations between Baku and Tehran, Bayramov described the participation of the Iranian companies in the reconstruction of Karabakh as a major step in that process.

Iran’s top diplomat, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, hailed the important agreements that the presidents of Iran and Azerbaijan have signed in the past months, saying the full implementation of the contracts is on the agenda.

He also referred to the fruitful results of the most recent meeting of the Iran-Azerbaijan Joint Economic Commission in Baku as a major progress in the promotion of mutual relations.

The two senior diplomats stressed the need to maintain regional and international cooperation between the two neighbors and save the relations from the plots hatched by the common enemies of their nations.

In a separate telephone conversation on Saturday, Amir-Abdollahian and his Greek counterpart Nikos Dendias talked about cooperation between Tehran and Athens and the latest developments in the Vienna talks on the removal of sanctions against Iran.

Stressing the need to broaden Iran’s economic and trade relations with Greece, Amir-Abdollahian called for plans to immunize bilateral ties against the influence of the third parties.

Highlighting the great potential of Iran and Greece for the promotion of economic and trade cooperation, Amir-Abdollahian stressed the need to immunize the age-old relations between the two countries against the influence exerted by certain third parties and actors.

Briefing his Greek counterpart on the latest developments in the Vienna talks on the removal of anti-Iran sanctions, the foreign minister reaffirmed Tehran’s resolve to strike a good and sustainable agreement.

Dendias highlighted the significance of relations with Iran, calling for the continuation of contacts between the Greek and Iranian authorities.

The two senior diplomats also emphasized the necessity of closer interaction between Tehran and Athens and their cooperation in the international organizations.

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