Tehran (IP)- The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Iran announced Iran's readiness to send a 25-member medical team to the Ukrainian-Polish border.

Iran PressIran news: Hossein Amir-Abdollahian attended a joint press conference on Sunday after a meeting with the Polish Foreign Minister, Zbigniew Rao, and explained the consultations with the European official.

The top Iranian diplomat noted: "Iran and Poland have a long-standing relationship and the relationship dates back to 540 years ago and this is a great capital for both countries. Political consultations between the two countries are important as two important areas of West Asia and Eastern Europe and two countries that are located in these two geographically important areas."

Amir-Abdollahian stated: "Poland played a humanitarian role in the crisis and war in Ukraine regarding the displaced people of Ukraine and the immediate transfer of Iranian citizens from different parts of Ukraine to Poland and from there to Iran, and we thank the Polish government officials for this."

The Iranian Foreign Minister noted: "The two countries have a lot of economic potential. In today's talks, we agreed that the joint political committee of the two countries at the level of political deputies of the ministry and general-directors to hold a new round of meetings within the next three months. Our last political talks took place in Tehran less than four months ago. Today was a great opportunity to review the ties between the two countries with our counterpart."

He said: "Both sides exchanged views on the importance of developing relations in various fields, including science and technology and the production of heavy vehicles, including buses and trucks, and nuclear and scientific medicine in the field of student-professor exchange."

Amir-Abdollahian stated: "Today, a document on cultural, sports, youth and mass media cooperation will be signed by Iran."

He said: "Next month, the head of the Iranian Parliamentary Friendship Group will travel to Warsaw at the head of a delegation."

The Foreign Minister added: "We agree on the formation of a joint economic commission."

Iran opposes war in Ukraine, other countries 

"We talked about the latest developments in the region and in Ukraine," said the Iranian diplomat, noting, "We oppose the war in Ukraine as we oppose the war in Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen and elsewhere. Political talks between Ukraine and Russia should lead to a cessation of hostilities and a ceasefire."

In his talks with the Ukrainian Foreign Minister, he said that Iran had announced its readiness to send a 25-member medical team to the Ukrainian-Polish border.

"Three times I had a telephone call with the Ukrainian Foreign Minister about the developments in the country, and in two stages I met with Lavrov in Tunisia, China, and during a trip to Moscow I carried the message of the Ukrainian Foreign Minister calling for a ceasefire and readiness for talks and agreement. We will continue on this path." 

Polan ready to increase economic cooperation with Iran

During a joint press conference with Iran's Foreign Minister Hussein Amir-Abdollahian on Sunday Polish Foreign Minister said when the Vienna talks are over, Poland will try to increase economic and trade cooperation with Iran because Warsaw believes that Iran has great potential. 

"We believe that politicians should provide a suitable environment for the activities of private and public businessmen and companies,"  Zbigniew Rao said. 

He added: "Today's agreements in culture, sports, and media are the first step.

"Poland believes that the war in Ukraine is due to Russian violence," he said, referring to the Ukrainian crisis. Roa further said Ukraine was an independent country and had the right to defend its territory under international law.

"You must know that one of the reasons I came to Iran was the anniversary of the arrival of Polish refugees in Iran," Rao said, adding: "the Iranians were very helpful to the Polish refugees who came from Siberia, and I thank the Iranian government."

Hussein Amir-Abdullahian and Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rao discussed bilateral relations and regional and international developments, including the Ukraine crisis and the Vienna talks at Iran's Foreign Ministry.


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