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Supporting Serbia’s territorial integrity Iran’s unwavering stance: FM Amir-Abdollahian

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Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian (File photo by Fars news agency)

Iran’s foreign minister says the Islamic Republic is resolute in its position to support the territorial integrity of Serbia.

Hossein Amir-Abdollahian made the remarks in a Thursday phone call with Serbia’s Foreign Minister Nikola Selaković during which the two ministers discussed various issues of mutual interest.

“It is Iran’s unwavering stance to support the territorial integrity of Serbia,” the Iranian foreign minister said.

He thanked Serbia for sending a consignment of donated vaccines to Iran and expressed hope that the two sides would expand cooperation in this field.

Amir-Abdollahian also expressed hope that a meeting between the two countries’ presidents would take place in the near future in either Tehran or Belgrade for the signing of various documents prepared between the two sides.

The Serbian foreign minister, for his part, congratulated Amir-Abdollahian on assuming his new post and thanked the Islamic Republic for supporting Serbia’s territorial integrity.

Selaković conveyed Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić’s invitation for his Iranian counterpart, Ebrahim Raeisi, to visit Serbia.

He also invited Amir-Abdollahian to attend the Non-Aligned Movement Summit, which will be held in Belgrade on October 11-12 this year.

‘Mauritania opposes Israel's membership in African Union’

In another phone call on Thursday, Amir-Abdollahian talked to his Mauritanian counterpart, Ismaïl Ould Cheikh Ahmed, during which the latter called for the promotion of bilateral relations.

The Mauritanian foreign minister also stressed his country’s support for the people of Palestine and its opposition to the Zionist regime's gaining of observer status at the African Union.

He extended his congratulations to Amir-Abdollahian on becoming Iran’s foreign minister, and pointed to the history of the two diplomats’ cooperation dating back to the time Ahmed served as the United Nations Special Envoy for Yemen.

Appreciating Iran’s constructive role in regional issues, the Mauritanian foreign minister called for the expansion of relations between the two countries.

For his part, Amir-Abdollahian thanked Mauritania’s principled stance in opposing the decision to give the Zionist regime the observer status at the African Union. 

He also voiced Iran’s readiness to expand all-out ties with Mauritania.


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