Tehran (IP)- Iranian President called the relations with the Republic of Azerbaijan good and fraternal.

Iran Press/Iran news: Iranian President said that the will of the Islamic Republic of Iran is to develop relations with the Republic of Azerbaijan and we hope to use the opportunity of creating new international conditions, the ties between to states are exponentially developed.

President Hassan Rouhani met with visiting Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov on Wednesday, referring to the Islamic Republic of Iran's clear stance on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and its support for the territorial integrity of the Republic of Azerbaijan since the end of the war and expressed satisfaction with the liberation of the occupied territories of Azerbaijan and the establishment of a ceasefire between the two countries.

Referring to Iran's plan to end the conflict in the Nagorno-Karabakh region by sending a special envoy to Russia, Azerbaijan, and Armenia, the president said the Islamic Republic was ready to play a constructive role in helping strengthen the ceasefire between the two countries and establish stability in the region.

Emphasizing the need to use the borders of Iran and Azerbaijan to develop economic and trade cooperation, Rouhani added: "Given the end of the Trump era in the United States and the coming to power of the new government in this country, we feel that countries will have better conditions for cooperation."

He also announced Iran's readiness to participate in the reconstruction of the liberated areas of Azerbaijan, noting: "Considering the neighborliness of the two countries and the facilities available in Iran, Iran's presence and participation in the reconstruction of the areas affected by the Nagorno-Karabakh war will benefit both countries."

Referring to the previous agreements between Iran and Azerbaijan, including the Rasht-Astara railway project, the President stressed the need to accelerate the implementation and operation of the agreements and said: "Conditions for the implementation of joint cooperation projects agreed between the two countries, including Khodaafarin Dam and the construction of the power plant is available and the two countries can further expand their cooperation in the fields of industry, science, pharmacy, and other sectors.

During the meeting, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Jeyhun Bayramov praised the Islamic Republic of Azerbaijan for its territorial integrity and said: "We consider Iran as our good friend and neighbor, and the will of the President and Azerbaijani officials is the comprehensive development of relations with Iran."

Referring to the liberation of the occupied territories and the revival of the 132-kilometer border with Iran, he said: "Azerbaijan's border with Iran is a border of friendship and development, and we believe that the revival of these borders can create new cooperation projects for the two countries."


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