Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the Islamic Republic believes in the policy of having strong neighbors and is taking steps for its implementation.

Iran Press/Iran news: Iran is on the belief that states can pursue and materialize their goals living along with mighty neighbors, he told an audience to mark the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) Day in Tehran on Tuesday.

Established in 1985 by Iran, Pakistan, and Turkey, ECO is a regional forum that expanded to a 10-member body in 1992 by joining of Afghanistan and former Soviet republics of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

Iran is interested to extend the relations and cooperation that it has with the ECO member countries to the Persian Gulf littoral states, Zarif said.



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