Tehran (IP) - Iranian Foreign Minister and his Emirati counterpart have in a telephone conversation discussed bilateral, regional, and international issues including the Syria situation, the developments in occupied Palestinian territories, and the Vienna talks.

Iran PressIran news: During the conversation, the Iranian foreign minister, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian congratulated the people and government of the United Arab Emirates on the arrival of the holy month of Ramadan and described bilateral ties between Tehran and Abu Dhabi as developing.

Amir-Abdollahian also said good meetings and consultations have been held between the officials of the two countries.

He added that the formation of the committees of bilateral ties regarding agreed up issues and also the exchange of delegations have an effective role in strengthening and expanding relations. The top diplomat of the Islamic Republic of Iran added that there are no limits to the all-out expansion of relations.

The two foreign ministers underlined the significance of expanding ties between the private sectors of Iran and the UAE.

Amir-Abdollahian then spoke of the Yemen crisis. He welcomed the establishment of a temporary truce in Yemen and expressed hope that the humanitarian siege of Yemen will be lifted and all Yemeni factions will engage in political dialog.

The Iranian foreign minister referred to the commonalities of Iran and the UAE, saying: "We do not wish anything but good, security and progress for our neighbors, the region and the UAE, but the Zionists have been and are still the root-cause of insecurity in the region."

He said the presence of the Zionist regime in the region poses a threat to all regional nations. Amir-Abdollahian then underscored the need to make an effort to prevent those who cause crises, gain a foothold in the region.

Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan also for his part congratulated Iran on the arrival of the blessed month of Ramadan and expressed hope that the deep-rooted ties between his country and Iran will further expand in the new year.

The Emirati foreign minister also referred to the role of the common interests of Iran and the UAE in expanding ties in various areas, calling for a look into opportunities for cooperation. The top UAE diplomat spoke about the new conditions in the region. He said the situation has improved regionally in recent weeks and that Syrian President Bashar al-Asad’s visit to the UAE and the ceasefire in Yemen have provided an opportunity for all sides to develop and progress and also avoid fueling tensions. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan also underlined that the UAE will not allow any party to use its soil for sabotage or provocative acts against the neighbors of the Arab country.


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