TEHRAN (Fars News Agency) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that relations of regional countries have entered a new trend of development, adding that his presence at the recent heads of state summit of the Persian Gulf Cooperation Council (PGCC) heralded a new era of regional relations.
Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a cabinet meeting here on Wednesday, the president noted Iran’s friendly and brotherly ties with regional nations, reminding that the two sides enjoy cultural and historical commonalities and share joint interests.
“Regional countries should naturally be allies,” he said, adding, “Iran has always had good relations with regional countries and these ties are now continued at a good level and through using good potentials and capabilities.”
Reiterating that a new trend of the development of relations has just started in the region, Ahmadinejad called for maximized relations among regional countries, saying that such a move would serve interests of regional nations and states and secure peace and security.
“Expansion of ties among regional countries would push enemies of nations away from the region,” he underlined.