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Iranian Foreign Minister talks with Pakistani, Finnish, Serbian counterparts


Tehran, 23 April 2024 (TDI): Today, the Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian discussed bilateral relations and issues of mutual interest with Pakistani, Finnish, and Serbian counterparts, separately.

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian and his Pakistani counterpart Mohammad Ishaq Dar exchanged views over a telephone conversation.

The Pakistani side has welcomed the Iranian President’s trip to Pakistan.

The Pakistani Foreign Minister declared the said visit a ‘milestone in relations’ between the two Muslim and neighboring countries.

In turn, the Iranian Foreign Minister has appreciated the efforts on the part of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

He has highlighted the significance of the long-standing bond between the two countries.

Also, he emphasized various cultural, social, and religious commonalities as a precious asset for relations between them.

Further, he underlined the effectiveness of coordination and agreements between different governmental departments within both countries engaged in advancing their mutual interests.

Double standards and contradictory moves

Finnish Foreign Minister Elina Valtonen and the Iranian Foreign Minister discussed the latest developments in Tehran-Helsinki ties and the situation in the region.

The Iranian dignitary highlighted that “the root cause of the crisis in the region lies in the acts of aggression and crimes by the Zionist regime in Gaza.”

He emphasized that “establishing peace requires adopting a correct approach and avoiding the application of double standards and contradictory moves.”

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Moreover, efforts should be made to “immediately stop the war in Gaza” and European governments “immediately stop selling arms to the aggressor and the occupying Israeli regime.”

While the Finnish Foreign Minister signaled that “Finland condemns any action to increase tension in the region” as “continuation of tension in the Middle East is not in the interest of anyone.”

Additionally, “Finland is very worried about the persistence of these tensions” as “this can increase the possibility of civilian casualties,” she said.

She emphasized that all sides and actors must avoid any escalation.

Conclusively, she stressed that “establishment of immediate ceasefire in Gaza and without any preconditions is Finland’s top priority.”

Mutual interest at bilateral, regional, and international levels

The Iranian Foreign Minister also discussed mutual interest at bilateral, regional, and international levels with his Serbian counterpart Ivica Dačić.

The Iranian minister has referred to Iran’s principled approach regarding respecting countries’ sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Thus, he congratulated the Serbian minister on the formation of the new Serbian parliament.

He elaborated on Iran’s support for bolstering regional stability and promoting coexistence among all ethnic and religious groups in Serbia.

Simultaneously, the Serbian minister denounced the application of double standards and the use of international institutions as a tool for political pressure by some Western governments.

Lastly, he assured the full solidarity of his country with the Islamic Republic of Iran.

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