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Iran sees no obstacles to upgrading ties with Serbia: FM Amir-Abdollahian

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian (R) meets with visiting Serbian Deputy Foreign Minister Goran Aleksic in Tehran, Iran, on August 5, 2023. (Photo by Iran’s Foreign Ministry)

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has described the current status of relations between Iran and Serbia as progressive and favorable, stressing that Tehran sees no obstacles to upgrading its ties with Belgrade.

Amir-Abdollahian made the remarks in a meeting with Serbian Deputy Foreign Minister Goran Aleksić in Tehran on Saturday night.

The top Iranian diplomat called for the expansion of cordial relations with Serbia in all fields, saying his country faces no limits in developing its ties with the Balkan state in the areas of common interest.

For his part, Aleksić underscored the importance of friendly relations between Serbia and Iran.

“The presidents of both countries are particularly interested in promoting bilateral relations in different spheres,” he added.

Aleksić also expressed his satisfaction with the increase in the volume of trade between Belgrade and Tehran over the past year and wished for further growth of bilateral economic ties.

Last month, Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi expressed the Islamic Republic’s support for peace, stability and calm in the Balkans.

In a meeting with Speaker of Serbia’s Parliament Vladimir Orlić in Tehran on July 24, Raeisi called for the promotion of relations between Iran and Serbia, especially in the economic and commercial fields.

He also emphasized the need to identify the capacities of the two countries and determine mechanisms for the development of relations in the joint commission of Iran and Serbia.

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