Geneva, 17 November 2023 (TDI): The foreign ministers of Iran and France, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian and Catherine Colonna engaged in constructive discussions regarding the recent developments in Gaza during a meeting in Geneva.
The officials exchanged views on the Gaza war, expressing their respective stances, and explored avenues to bring an end to the conflict.
During the meeting, both diplomats underscored the bilateral matters and the continuation of joint consultations, Iran’s Amir-Abdollahian described the meeting with his French counterpart as “important,”.
Moreover, he stated, “We had an important conversation regarding the developments in Palestine, bilateral, consular issues, and the prospects for relations between Iran and France.
Amir-Abdollahian further underscored the urgency of addressing the consequences of war crimes in Gaza, calling for an immediate cessation of genocide, the dispatch of relief aid, and the exchange of civilian prisoners.
As part of his diplomatic efforts to address regional challenges, Iran’s Foreign Minister also engaged with the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General on Syrian Affairs, Geir Pederson, during his visit to Switzerland.
The meeting with Pederson focused on the broader issues related to Syria and the ongoing diplomatic endeavors of Iran to assist the residents of Gaza.
The Iranian Foreign Minister’s trip included discussions with various officials at international organizations based in Geneva.
These meetings, including those with the Deputy Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, the head of the International Red Cross, ambassadors, and representatives of international organizations active in human rights, aimed at seeking support for the oppressed people of Gaza.
It is noted that more than 11,500 Palestinians have lost their lives, and over 29,000 have been injured since the Zionist regime’s attack began on October 7, 2023.