Tehran (IP) - Iranian Foreign Minister and his Hungarian counterpart held talks over bilateral ties and the Ukraine crisis over the phone.

Iran PressIran News: During the phone conversation, the Iranian foreign minister, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian underlined the need for a “political solution” to resolve the conflict in Ukraine, saying the Islamic Republic continues to enhance consultations between Russia and the former Soviet state to achieve the goal.

Pointing to the conflict in Ukraine and stressing Iran’s principled stance of rejecting wars and sanctions, Amir-Abdollahian said, “The Islamic Republic urges focus on a political solution to resolve the crisis in Ukraine, and in this regard, continues the efforts and consultations between Moscow and Kyiv to strengthen and advance the political solution to speed up the resolution of this crisis.”

The top Iranian diplomat also said Tehran helps ensure energy security and food security across the world following the war in Ukraine, adding, “We have had discussions with Russian and Ukrainian authorities in this regard.”

Referring to the results of his Hungarian counterpart’s trip to Tehran last year and the agreements reached between the two countries, Amir-Abdollahian said “development of relations with Hungary is a priority for the Islamic Republic of Iran.”

The Iranian foreign minister hailed the growing level of economic and trade cooperation between the two countries, saying the establishment of a joint economic commission in the near future can provide a suitable platform for accelerating bilateral relations.

In another part of this conversation, Iran's foreign minister stated that Iran is determined to preserve and develop its peaceful nuclear knowledge, and at the same time, in the process of negotiations to lift the sanctions, Iran is very serious about reaching a good and stable agreement and the negotiation process is mediated by the European Union.

In the end, Amir Abdollahian expressed his hope that the American side would act realistically and speed up and facilitate the return of all parties to the agreement.

Szijjarto, for his part, appreciated Iran’s efforts to establish stability in the region and the world, saying, “We want peace in Ukraine and stability in the Middle East, and in this regard, we appreciate Iran’s role in establishing stability in the region and holding the Astana summit in Tehran.”

The Hungarian foreign minister added, “As a neighboring country of Ukraine and due to the potential dangers caused by the continuation of this crisis and the continuation of conflicts in this country, including a wave of refugees and illegal immigration, we demand an end to the war as soon as possible.”

Elsewhere in the phone call, Szijjarto emphasized the need to improve bilateral relations between Tehran and Budapest, saying that the Hungarian government has always supported Iran’s balanced approach in international forums and in the further development of bilateral ties.

He expressed readiness for the expansion of relations in various fields with Iran and welcomed the establishment of a joint economic commission. 219

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