Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian on Saturday called for a joint effort by Iran and Cuba to render US sanctions ineffective.
In a meeting with Cuban Deputy Prime Minister Ricardo Cabrisas in Tehran, Amir-Abdollahian pointed to the wide-ranging US sanctions on Iran and Cuba and stressed the need to draw on each other's experience in neutralizing them.
The top diplomat described Havana as a “strategic partner” to Iran and said economic joint commissions are a good opportunity for both nations to explore ways to develop economic and trade ties and deepen political cooperation.
He said Iran is determined to sign new memorandums of understanding with Cuba in order to enhance economic and trade cooperation.
Amir-Abdollahian called on the two countries to make every effort to benefit from the economic capacities each has.
Cabrisas hailed Tehran’s unwavering support for Havana in the face of US unilateral sanctions and highlighted the importance of using the economic capacities of the two countries for the benefit of both sides.