TEHRAN (Iran News) – Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araqchi from Iran and Azerbaijan Deputy Foreign Minister Khalaf Khalafov stressed the need for the two countries to continue and enhance their cooperation in all areas.
The two diplomats held a phone conversation on Wednesday.
In the phone talk, Araqchi referred to certain reports published on the web and social media, and said, “Enemies which are against reciprocal ties between the two countries are seeking to strain relations between the two sides by publishing false reports.”
“The news claiming Iranian trucks have been moving toward mountainous Karabakh and the occupied territories of the Azerbaijan Republic are utterly false,” he said, according to the Iranian Foreign Ministry’s website.
“While respecting the territorial integrity of the Azerbaijan Republic, Iran is fundamentally opposed to any move that would fuel conflict between the two neighboring countries of the Azerbaijan Republic and Armenia,” he added.
He further thanked the Azerbaijan Republic for sending humanitarian aid to Iran and cooperation to help the country fight the coronavirus.
Araqchi described as important the issue of transportation of goods between the two countries while observing health protocols.
He also referred to the quarantine condition and closure of universities and called on the Azeri government to cooperate in returning university students and other Iranian nationals to the country. The idea was welcomed by the Azeri side.
- source : Tasnim, Irannews