IP - Iran’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, held separate talks with the Foreign Minister of Brazil, Mauro Vieira, and Hungary's Foreign and Trade Minister, Peter Siartoand, on Friday amid the flurry of diplomatic meetings on the fringes of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session in New York.

Iran PressAmerica: During the meeting, Amir-Abdollahian thanked Brazil for supporting the Islamic Republic of Iran’s membership in BRICS.

Iranian FM pointed out that the meeting between the Iranian and Brazilian presidents in Johannesburg was “excellent” and said that Iran is ready to develop the relations between the two countries within the framework of bilateral relations and BRICS.

The Iranian foreign minister also touched on Brazil’s special place in the Islamic Republic of Iran’s foreign policy and noted this year was the 120th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries, saying the occasion has to be marked with special programs.

Hossein Amir-Abdollahian invited his Brazilian counterpart to travel to Iran, which he welcomed and said it needs to be planned at the right time.

Meanwhile, the Brazilian foreign minister said the relations with Iran were important for his country, adding Brazil is ready to enhance its bilateral ties in the public and private sectors.

Both sides stressed the need to speed up holding the meeting of the joint commission for economic cooperation between the two countries and supporting cooperation between the private sectors of the two states.

Iran, Hungry FMs hold consultations in New York


Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian has met with Hungary's Foreign and Trade Minister Peter Siarto at his residence and on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly summit in New York.

While voicing pleasure with the meeting, Amir-Abdollahian said he was satisfied with the arrangements afoot to hold a joint economic commission with Hungary in the near future. He then described this as an important step toward boosting constructive cooperation between the two countries in economic and commercial fields.

Amir-Abdollahian said Iran and Hungary need to finalize a roadmap for their future ties.

He then pointed out that we have a positive assessment of the cooperation between Iranian and Hungarian companies, especially in the field of energy.

Amir-Abdollahian noted that given the existing capacities of the two countries, Iran and Hungary can have stronger cooperation, and the upcoming meeting of their joint economic commission will provide a good opportunity for this purpose.

The Iranian foreign minister also extended greetings from President Raisi to Hungary's president through the country’s top diplomat and hailed Budapest's independent stance regarding international issues, including its strong and clear condemnation of the burning of the Quran.

Amir-Abdollahian reaffirmed Iran's opposition to the war in Ukraine and outlined Iran's principled policy in this regard.

The Hungarian trade and foreign minister, for his part, said he was pleased to meet Amirabdollabian and expressed pleasure as well with the growing trend of cooperation between the two countries in different areas. He said Hungary is ready to hold a session of the economic cooperation commission of the two countries and to sign bilateral agreements aimed at facilitating bilateral cooperation.

Sarto said he was ready to welcome Amir-Abdollahian in Budapest.

He further described the progress in ties between Iran and Saudi Arabia as encouraging and voiced pleasure with the prisoner swap between Iran and the US.


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