Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian exchanged views on major bilateral, regional and international developments in separate meetings with his counterparts from participating states of the ongoing 76th session of the United National General Assembly in New York City, and with the heads of international organizations.
In a meeting on Wednesday with Foreign minister of Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu, the Iranian top diplomat voiced Tehran’s readiness to host sessions of a joint commission with Ankara, which have been delayed for some time.
He stressed the importance of holding regular consultations between the two neighboring countries especially in light of the new developments in the region.
The Iranian FM also extended to Cavusoglu an official invitation by President Ebrahim Raeisi to his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to pay a visit to Tehran, Press TV wrote.
Amir-Abdollahian and Cavusoglu agreed that a meeting among foreign ministers of Iran, Turkey and Azerbaijan would be held in Tehran.
Joint efforts to counter US oppressive measures
In an earlier meeting with President of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Peter Maurer, the Iranian top diplomat criticized the world community’s inaction in the face of oppressive US sanctions against the Iranian people, and called for concerted efforts to counter the inhumane measures.
“The oppressive US sanctions are an inhumane act and a blatant form of terrorism against the Iranian people that must be rejected and countered by all,” Amir-Abdollahian told the ICRC chief.
Maurer, for his turn, hailed Iran’s close cooperation with the committee as well as Tehran’s generous hospitality toward Afghan refugees.
Iran, Venezuela will continue joint efforts to counter US oppressive sanctions
In another meeting with his Venezuelan counterpart Felix Plasencia, the Iranian foreign minister said Tehran and Caracas would continue joint efforts to counter the US sanctions, emphasizing resistance and a focus on domestic capacities.
Amir-Abdollahian added that Iran has set no limit on the expansion of bilateral relations with the Latin American country.
Iran continues support for Syria
In a meeting with the foreign minister of Syria, Amir-Abdollahian stressed that Tehran will continue its support for the war-torn Arab country, adding that foreign interference in Syria is against the will of the Syrian people and its government.
He also invited his Syrian counterpart Faisal Mekdad to visit Tehran at his earliest convenient opportunity, IRNA reported.
The Syrian FM, for his part, voiced Damascus readiness to implement its previously reached agreements with Tehran on economic cooperation.
Iran-Hungary joint commission
Amir-Abdollahian further met with his counterpart from Hungary Péter Szijjártó and proposed holding a joint commission as early as possible to make a roadmap for Tehran-Budapest ties.
The Hungarian FM welcomed the idea of convening a joint commission, noting that Budapest is willing the event be held in Tehran.
He further proposed to donate 100,000 doses of Sinopharm COVID-19 vaccines to Iran. Amir-Abdollahian accepted the decision, saying that it would be administered to Afghan refugees in Iran.