Tehran, 30 May 2022(TDI): Amir-Abdollahian, the Iranian foreign minister, and Pika Havisto, Finland’s foreign minister, spoke on phone about the recent developments in bilateral ties.

Moreover, they discussed regional and international events, such as the situation in Ukraine.

Foreign Minister Amir-Abdollahian expressed his willingness to strengthen bilateral cooperation between Tehran and Helsinki.

They referred to the recent visit of the Finnish Foreign Minister to Tehran and the agreements signed between the two countries.

Tehran’s commitment to a good, strong, and long-lasting accord was reaffirmed by Amir-Abdollahian

Amir-Abdollahian explained Iran’s support for a Yemen ceasefire, saying the situation should be resolved through talks between Yemeni factions and the removal of the humanitarian blockade.

Regarding the Ukraine conflict, Iran’s foreign minister stated that Iran is opposed to the conflict.

Moreover, Iran called for talks between Kyiv and Moscow, as well as an end to the conflict. Amir-Abdollahian said that the issue in Ukraine may be settled through diplomacy.

On the anniversary of diplomatic relations, the Finnish Foreign Minister further emphasized the importance of Iran-Finland relations.

The Finnish Foreign Minister expressed optimism about the deal that would be struck in Vienna. He also emphasized the importance of closer cooperation between Tehran and Helsinki.

Pika Hosto then turned his attention to the Ukraine problem. He expressed hope that discussions between Russia and Ukraine, with the support of other countries such as Iran, will resolve the crisis.

Finland is looking to strengthen its trade ties with Iran

The rotating presidency of the European Union by Finland, according to Vail Saknari, is an opportunity to boost trade and economic cooperation between Iran and Finland.

Finland believes that economic cooperation between the two countries will grow, and we are profoundly concerned about the US withdrawal from the JCPOA as well as the impact on the Iranian people’s life and the escalation of tensions.

Finland’s role as President of the European Union, on the other hand, will be beneficial in easing tensions.

“There are prospects and foundations for bilateral collaboration, such as in the fields of ICT, science, and academic cooperation between the two countries”, the Finnish minister remarked, “and the possibility of strengthening bilateral ties through polytechnical cooperation between Iran and Finland is bright.”

 

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