IP- During his diplomatic visit to Geneva, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian met with Elina Maria Valtonen, Finland's Minister for Foreign Affairs.

Iran PressEurope: Amir-Abdollahian extended congratulations to Valtonen on Finland's recent presidential election and expressed Iran's keen interest in enhancing relations with Finland to the highest degree. He stated that Tehran is prepared to establish a joint roadmap for this purpose, highlighting common opportunities for mutually beneficial cooperation, such as collaboration between knowledge-based companies from both nations and joint efforts in the agricultural sector.

Furthermore, Amir-Abdollahian advocated for increased parliamentary cooperation between the two countries and suggested organizing political consultations at the level of political directors within their respective foreign ministries.

Touching upon the crisis in Gaza and the tragic deaths of over 30,000 Palestinians, with 70% of them being women and children, at the hands of the Zionist regime, Amir-Abdollahian lamented the lack of a fact-finding committee due to the politicization of human rights issues by certain countries claiming to champion human rights.

In response, Valtonen expressed her pleasure in meeting with the Iranian foreign minister and appreciated his invitation to visit Iran.

She emphasized the importance of ongoing dialogue with Iran on areas of mutual interest and highlighted the shared concern over the dire humanitarian situation in Gaza, stressing the need for continued efforts to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe.

The meeting also addressed various bilateral political, economic, and consular matters, with both diplomats expressing their commitment to sustaining bilateral discussions.


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