18 September 2021 - 14:18
  • News Code: 321280
Iran Keen on Developing Ties with Friendly Countries

TEHRAN (Shana) – Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said: "Iran will use its capacities and facilities in the field of transportation and access to high seas in line with the development of cooperation and relations with friendly and neighboring countries."

According to President.ir, Seyed Ibrahim Raisi addressed his Tajik counterpart on Saturday, September 18 at a meeting of Iranian and Tajik high-level delegations, stated that relations between the two nations are based on a common religion, culture, language and history.

"I hope that my visit to Tajikistan, which is my first foreign trip as President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, will be a turning point and a new chapter in the comprehensive cooperation between Tehran and Dushanbe," he said.

He said that expansion of relations with the region and neighboring countries is a priority of the foreign policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the new era, adding: “Iran uses its capacities and facilities in the field of transportation and access to high seas. Acquisition and activation of these capacities can play an effective role in deepening friendship and strengthening Iran's interactions with countries in the region.”

Tajik President Emomali Rahmon described the visit as a "historic one," and said: "The common language, values, culture and history of the people of Iran and Tajikistan are an important factor in facilitating the strengthening of relations between the two countries."

Referring to 160 documents of cooperation between the two countries in recent years, he stated: "Unfortunately, in recent years, the volume of trade between the two countries decreased to $57 million, but due to existing capacities and with the continuation and increase of contacts, meetings and talks with Iranian officials, Tajikistan can target $500 million in trade with Iran.”

He also called for regular direct flights between the two countries, Iran's participation in oil and gas exploration in Tajikistan, expansion of scientific and cultural cooperation, and the development of tourism between the two countries.

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