Munich (IP) - The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran met with the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, Italia, and Germany on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference.

Iran PressEurope: On the sidelines of the 58th Munich Security Conference, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir- Abdollahian met with Dutch Foreign Minister Wopke Bastiaan Hoekstra to discuss the state of bilateral relations and some issues of mutual concern.

During the meeting, Amir-Abdollahian stressed the need for the two countries to work to bring the views of Tehran and Amsterdam closer and to implement the agreements between the two countries to further develop and expand relations.

Explaining the latest status of the Vienna talks and exchanging views with his Dutch counterpart in this regard, the Iranian Foreign Minister stressed the position of the Islamic Republic of Iran on the need to lift all sanctions inconsistent with the UN Security Council and the need to observe Iran's red lines in the talks.

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Amir-Abdollahian also stressed the need for the international community to fulfill its responsibilities towards Afghanistan, regarding the situation in this country and the priority of humanitarian aid and the situation of Afghan refugees and asylum seekers.

Referring to the complicated situation in Yemen and the situation getting out of control, the Iranian Foreign Minister stressed that this situation is not in the interest of the countries in the region and it is necessary for all countries to take responsibility for the catastrophic humanitarian situation in Yemen through putting an end to the war and military aggression and pursue a political solution.

The Dutch Foreign Minister also stressed the country's readiness to expand bilateral relations and enhance cooperation with Iran.

Iran's Minister of Foreign Affairs who had left Tehran for Munich on Friday morning has also so met his Indian and German counterparts on the sidelines of the 58th Munich Security Conference.



Iranian Foreign Minister on Saturday also met with his Italian counterpart, Luigi DiMaggio.



In this meeting, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian referring to the talks on lifting sanctions in Vienna said that Tehran's will is to reach a good agreement in the shortest possible time. 

"Our will is to reach a good agreement in the shortest possible time, but whether it takes a few days or a few weeks depends entirely on the behavior and will of the United States and Europe's attention to the principles and rules of negotiation and the legitimate rights of Iran," Amir-Abdollahian said.

Amir-Abdollahian also expressed hope that his Italian counterpart will be hosted in Tehran soon.

Luigi DiMaggio also thanked and welcomed the invitation and expressed hope that he would travel to Tehran in the near future.

Italian Foreign Minister Luigi DiMaggio also stressed during the meeting that the Italian government is committed to pursuing comprehensive bilateral and multilateral cooperation with Tehran.


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