Tehran (IP) - Iran's Foreign Minister says 11 cooperation documents were inked between Iran and Finland to expand bilateral relations.

Iran PressIran News: Finland Foreign Minister 'Pekka Haavisto' paid an official visit to Tehran today.
Meeting his Finnish counterpart Pekka Haavisto, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian Iranian foreign minister stated: Two countries are eager to expand relations in science, university, technology, and drinking water via solar energy.

Hossein Amir-Abdollahian stressed that the two states' ties are on the right track, adding: Iran's policy has focused on having a balanced, active, dynamic, and intelligent foreign policy with the world, particularly Europe.

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On Sep. 2021, Amir-Abdollahian and Pekka Haavisto discussed the latest developments in Afghanistan and the wider region and issues of mutual interest in New York.

Amir-Abdollahian also highlighted today: This is the second meeting after New York. We had plans to develop cooperation between the two countries. This trip is the realization of some agreements, today a comprehensive document to avoid double taxation will be signed between Pekka Haavisto and Ehsan Khandoozi, Iran's Economic Affairs and Finance.

He said: "We are aware of Finland's attention to developments in Afghanistan. We also reiterate our desire to establish an inclusive government in Afghanistan, and the Finnish Foreign Minister met with Hassan Kazemi Qomi, the Iranian government's representative in Afghanistan."

Amir-Abdollahian added: Iran firmly insists on the necessities of an inclusive government in Afghanistan with the participation of all Afghan parties.

Emphasizing that Europe is a very important potential for Iran, our Foreign Minister noted: "I do not see Europe only in Britain, France and Germany. While Iran welcomes the development of relations with these three countries, attention to other European countries is of interest to Iran."

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During the visit, Minister Haavisto is scheduled to meet Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Minister of Foreign Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian as well as heads of the Iranian offices of the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the UN Assistance Mission to Afghanistan (UNAMA) as well as other representatives of the international bodies.

The Iranian foreign minister said the new administration in Tehran is willing to more diligently pursue relations with Finland, noting: Iran is quite ready to expand economic, trade, industrial, and agricultural ties with the country.

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