Iran Keen to Boost Ties with Czech Republic

A00674953.jpgTEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki on Monday called for expansion of all-out ties between Tehran and Prague.

In a meeting with his Czech counterpart, Karel Schwarzeberg, the Iranian foreign minister denounced terrorism and extremism in the region in the past few years.

Condemning invasion of foreign forces to Afghanistan, Mottaki said presence of occupying forces in that country only deteriorated the critical situation.

During the meeting which was held on the sidelines of the 63rd meeting of the UN General Assembly, Mottaki briefed his counterpart on Iran’s shuttle diplomacy initiative on the Caucasus dispute and his visits to several regional countries including Russia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia.

According to the Islamic republic news agency, he also said that Iran’s shuttle diplomacy initiative on the Caucasus dispute focuses on regional cooperation in the areas of energy, transportation, and security.

The Czech minister said , for his part, that his country is willing to further boost all-out ties with Iran.

Underscoring the importance of bilateral cooperation in the areas of energy and transportation, he called for consultation of the two countries’ senior officials on issues of mutual interest.

He further praised Iran’s key role in establishment of stability and tranquility in the region.

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