News ID: 318397
Published: 0330 GMT December 01, 2021

Resident coordinator: UN cooperation with Iran longstanding

Resident coordinator: UN cooperation with Iran longstanding

International Desk

The cooperation between the United Nations and Iran is longstanding as the country was among the first signatories to the UN Charter.  

The remark was made by Stefan Priesner, the UN resident coordinator for Iran, in a Wednesday ceremony in Tehran to commemorate United Nations Day (October 24), IRNA reported.

He added United Nations Day commemorates the anniversary of the coming into force of the UN Charter.

Priesner said in 1950, the UN opened its representative office in Tehran, noting that the intergovernmental organization currently has 18 representative offices in Iran, which is indicative of its expanded cooperation with the Islamic Republic.

Lauding Iran’s significant share in the promotion of humanitarian assistance, he added for several decades, the Islamic Republic has provided services to migrants and played an important role in preventing illegal drug trafficking from Afghanistan.

The UN resident coordinator said this is an important time for the UN to draw up plans for its cooperation with Iran in the field of sustainable development.

“We are in a critical period and are collaborating on drafting a five-year plan within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals.”

Commenting on environmental and educational challenges as well as poverty and hunger in the world and the UN’s cooperation with Iran, he said three weeks ago, “we met with 140 government officials and discussed collaborations on sustainable development, which is indicative of our level of cooperation with the country”.

On the situation of Afghan migrants in Iran, Priesner stressed that in light of the growing number of Afghan refugees, the international community is required to increase cooperation with the Islamic Republic in providing humanitarian aid.

“This is a test of international solidarity and we are ready to facilitate it.”

Turning to the ongoing Vienna talks on the restoration of the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, he expressed hope that an acceptable outcome would be produced helping Iranians benefit from mutual interactions in the fields of trade, technology and culture.





Resource: IRNA
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