Tehran (IP) - Iran's political deputy foreign minister said that the future stability that preservation of regional and international peace and stability is not a one-way road, since dealing with international conditions and threats requires continuous consultations, interactions, and moves toward sustainable Iran-EU cooperation.

Iran PressIran news: The third round of political talks between the Islamic Republic of Iran and the Italian Republic was held on Tuesday in Tehran, chaired by Ali Bagheri, Deputy Political Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and Ettore Francesco Sequi, Secretary-General of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Referring to the historical ties, economic cooperation and friendly relations between the two countries, Bagheri said: The pathology of Iran-Europe relations over the past few decades shows that Europe's efforts to achieve an acceptable level of stability in relations are essential.

He added: Important endogenous factors in Iran and Europe seek cohesion and stability of relations, but exogenous factors, especially transatlantic, constantly encourage the rupture and instability of relations. Hence, the strength of the relationship depends in some way on its protection against external destructive factors.

Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister added: "He emphasized that there is no doubt about the necessity of joint efforts aimed at the campaign against terrorism, but Iran and the EU have different viewpoints about the issue, as well as the different regional and international issues, and this is a reality. "

Bagheri Kani said that all the same, the differences of opinion and viewpoints can turn into an issue at the service of improvement of mutual understanding and cooperation, and this is also a reality.

He said that there are joint paths for consultations and cooperation on regional issues, asking for practical moves aimed at the establishment of peace and stability in Afghanistan and Yemen. 

The Iranian diplomat said that the most important historical lesson of the western countries and NATO presence in Afghanistan during the past 20 years is that regional stability and world peace cannot be achieved through unilateralism and militarism.

The Secretary-General of the Italian Foreign Ministry Ettore Francesco Sequi, for his part, expressed delight for being in Tehran.

He said that the move is a sign of Rome’s interest in broadening cooperation with the Islamic Republic of Iran.

He said that ignoring the factors contributing to commercial and economic cooperation are not in line with the national interests of the two countries.

The Italian diplomat welcomed Iran’s proposal for broader consultations in various fields, stressing that Italy, too, favors continuous talks with Iran.

He also praised the Islamic Republic of Iran’s humanitarian moves, including hosting the refugees from Afghanistan and expressed hope for stronger shared efforts aimed at restoration of stability and security in that country. 219