Geneva(IP): Iran's Foreign Minister told the reporters in Geneva about his meeting with his Egyptian counterpart saying that practical steps towards the restoration of relations between the two countries are on the agenda and things are progressing in a good direction.

Iran PressEurope: Speaking on Tuesday, the Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian told reporters about his conversation with his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shoukry in Geneva: "In the meeting between the presidents of the two countries in Riyadh, the two sides agreed on practical steps towards the restoration of relations between the two countries."

He further added: "Today we had detailed discussions about how to implement this will, intention and instructions of the heads of the two countries. Things are progressing in a good direction; we hope to be able to take forward steps in the near future."

The foreign minister stated: "We had important discussions considering that the humanitarian conditions in Gaza are very dire and the Rafah border is the most important border point for sending humanitarian aid, regarding how to send Iranian aid and pay more attention to humanitarian issues in Gaza and the political solution to the current war, crisis and genocide in Palestine with Egyptian counterpart."

Iran's top diplomat referred to his two-day trip to Geneva to attend the meeting of the UN Human Rights Council, saying: "It was an opportunity to attend the meeting of the Human Rights Council and explain Iran's positions regarding the political case of human rights against Iran, and express our positions regarding the gross and widespread violations and genocide in Gaza."

Amir-Abdollahian said: "Using this opportunity, I attended the disarmament conference and gave a speech."

He said: "Another meeting was held in a bid to deal with developments in Palestine, Gaza and the West Bank, and on the sidelines of these programs, we had an opportunity to talk with a number of foreign ministers. The follow-up of bilateral relations, including the agreements that were made during the meetings and contacts of Mr. Raisi with the heads of the countries in the last two and a half years, were followed up."

The foreign minister continued: "Meeting with the head of the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Secretary General of the United Nations was one of the programs on the agenda during this trip. I tried to use the opportunity to focus on the need to pay attention to sustainable security in the region."

Amir-Abdollahian continued: "Today's security is a very important issue, and in the shadow of stable security, we can witness sustainable economic development and stronger international trade in the region. From this point of view, we believe that to put an end to the crimes of the Zionist regime and stopping the genocide against Gaza can have a positive impact and result on security and peace in the region."

He finally said: "We clearly stated in our positions that the Americans should stop hypocrisy, they cannot talk about reducing the intensity of the war on the one hand, reducing the intensity of the war means encouraging Netanyahu to continue the genocide and on the other hand demanding security in the Red Sea and other important and critical areas in West Asia. Security is an interconnected category and cannot be separated."


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