News ID: 321936
Published: 0309 GMT May 28, 2022

Raeisi urges development of bilateral ties with Azerbaijan, Ethiopia

Raeisi urges development of bilateral ties with Azerbaijan, Ethiopia
Iranian President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi (C), Ethiopian President Sahle-Work Zewde (L) and Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev (R)

International Desk

Iranian President Seyyed Ebrahim Raeisi on Saturday called for the expansion of relations with Azerbaijan and Ethiopia in separate messages to congratulate his counterparts in the two countries on their national days.

In his message to Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev on the occasion of Independence Day (May 28), Raeisi said the two countries’ historical and religious commonalities and deep connections form firm bases and a valuable support for development of bilateral relations in the new era, reported.

The Iranian president added that based on the same historical and religious links, the Islamic Republic has always sought to boost all-out bilateral ties with Azerbaijan following the country’s independence from the Russian Empire in 1918 within the framework of mutual interests.

Raeisi said following the end of the occupation of the Azerbaijani lands, the ground for improving relations between Tehran and Baku has become prepared more than ever, expressing hope that the two countries’ capacities would be used in line with the demands and mutual interests of the two nations.

In another congratulatory message to his Ethiopian counterpart, Sahle-Work Zewde, on the African state’s National Day (May 28), Raeisi said brotherly ties between Tehran and Addis Ababa have always been based on mutual respect and effective cooperation.

He expressed hope that bilateral relations would be further strengthened.

In 1991, the Derg socialist military regime was overthrown by the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front (EPRDF), which is commemorated by the African nation on May 28.



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