New York (IP) - The Iranian Foreign Minister said that the new Iranian administration is ready to improve relations with Austria to the best level.

Iran Press/America: Following Tuesday night meetings between the Iranian Foreign Minister and his counterparts, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian met with Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg on the sidelines of the 76th UN General Assembly in New York.

In this meeting, Amir-Abdollahian thanked Austria for donating the vaccine to Iran and reviewed the latest state of bilateral relations, emphasizing Iran's interest in further expanding economic ties, including financial and banking ties with Austria.

Stressing Tehran's will to define a balanced relationship with Europe, Amir- Abdollahian said: "Europe's relations with Iran should not be a function of the kind of unconstructive behavior and attitude of the United States towards Iran."

Discussing the latest situation in Afghanistan with his Austrian counterpart, the Iranian Foreign Minister stressed the need for the formation of an inclusive government under the will of the Afghan people and said: "Tehran has spared no effort to help Afghanistan and has continued to do so despite all the pressures."

He added: "Iran has hosted millions of Afghan brothers and sisters for four decades, but the continuation of these conditions requires the assistance of responsible international institutions. The international community must live up to its responsibilities in this regard."

The Austrian Foreign Minister also said for his part: "Vienna has always sought to expand relations with Iran and does not set any limit for the improvement of relations."

Announcing that the Austrian Deputy Foreign Minister will visit Iran soon, he called for more regular consultations between the two countries.


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