IP -Seyed Ebrahim Raisi, the eighth president of the Islamic Republic of Iran, has taken successful steps in expanding relations with neighboring and Muslim countries in the past three years as the head of Executive branch of government.

Iran Press/ West Asia: He also has been successful in addressing the huge economic capacity of neighboring countries and the neighborhood geography and cultural, linguistic, and religious commonalities of Iran and its neighbors in the way of expanding cooperation has been one of the priorities of the president.

Martyred President Raisi's trips to Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Turkey, Iraq, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Russia, Qatar, Oman, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, China, and Syria have all shown the belief of the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran in expanding relations with neighboring, regional and Islamic countries.
One of the other achievements of these trips was the clarification of the position of the East in the foreign policy of the 13th government and the government's effort to diversify the foreign policy, which was achieved in the best possible way during this period.
President Raisi, in his very first inauguration speech right after winning the elections, emphasized that the Iranian government's foreign policy approach will be to secure national interests in the regional and international arenas focusing on strengthening relations with neighboring, regional, and Muslim countries.
In his trips to New York and the annual meetings of the United Nations, President Raisi, supporting the struggle of the Palestinian people against the occupation of the Zionist regime, repeatedly emphasized that the only solution to the Palestinian issue is putting an end to the occupation of the Zionists and the formation of an independent Palestinian state with Al-Quds as its capital
Martyr Raisi, by prioritizing the foreign policy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the new period for the development and deepening of relations and cooperation with the countries of the region and contribution to international agreements, was able to achieve significant success in this field, which led to Iran's membership in the BRICS group which is considered as the positive achievement of the 13th government. In addition to having about 40% of the world's population, the BRICS group faces very favorable economic conditions in terms of economy and market, and covers a wide area of the world's geography.

Amir-Abdollahian at the Cape Town meeting:
"Considering Iran's geopolitical position and capabilities, the main BRICS members welcome Tehran's joining this important international organization."

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said in a joint press conference with BRICS leaders:
"The five main members of this group agreed with the full membership of the Islamic Republic of Iran in this group."
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is another international organization that the Islamic Republic of Iran officially became a permanent member of this organization at the virtual meeting of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization in India on Tuesday (July 4th) and the flag of Iran was flown next to the flags of the other eight main members in front of the headquarter of the secretariat of this organization in Beijing.
The main policy of the government in the past two years has been maximum de-escalation and participation in regional agreements, the conclusion of the agreement between Iran and the Eurasian Economic Union shows Iran's influence in regional equations and relations.
During the administration of Martyr. Raisi, the Islamic Republic of Iran has been able to release the assets of the Iranian nation that were illegally blocked and frozen in some countries, including South Korea, by the order of the United States, and these are among the successful achievements of the 13th government.

The 13th government has prioritized de-escalation of tensions with its neighbors in the foreign sphere, and during this period, it has tried to make good use of relations with its neighbors and the visits of senior officials of neighboring countries. The decrease of tensions between the Republic of Azerbaijan and Armenia is an example of such actions of President Raisi's administration.
This interview is the final summary: Taking advantage of internal capacities and using them for close cooperation with neighbors based on the principle of mutual interests has been one of the capabilities of Martyred  Seyed Ebrahim Raisi.
The opening of The Qiz Qalasi Dam can be evaluated as one of the biggest water projects of Iran in the field of water diplomacy, which has turned the border of the two countries of Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan into a border of ever-increasing friendship and cooperation. 204