Int’l Developments Not Disrupted Tehran-Manila Relations
According To Iran News, Philippines Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Iran Wilfredo C. Santos on Tuesday met and held talks with Chairman of the Philippines-Iran Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group Mr. Alireza Salimi.
During the meeting, Salimi said that Iran and the Philippines in the past years have advanced their relations based on the mutual interests, adding that the international developments have failed to cause any disruption in Tehran-Manila ties.
He then pointed to the old and sustainable relation between both states in different fields like economic, cultural and political, adding that formation of parliamentary friendship groups is a move for boosting and developing bilateral relations, reiterating that Majlis fully supports bolstering and strengthening relations in the economic, trade and cultural fields.
Salimi, who is a member of presiding board of Majlis, added that joint cooperation in regional and international bodies is to the benefit of both countries, and boosting level of relations in agro and economic sectors are of the important issues for both states.
He then pointed to the assassination of Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, and the U.S. sanctions and urged international organizations to probe this terrorist and anti-human rights act.
Mr. Santos, for his part, pointed to the historic relation between Tehran and Manila, and called Iran an important, peace-loving and historic country in the Middle East.
He also stated that Iran is a friendly country which has always supported the Philippines in diplomatic, regional and international relations especially in the UN.
He also praised Iran’s growth in technology, defense and scientific equipment and its special stand in the world nano-technology, announcing his country’s readiness for expansion of ties in this sector.
Santos then emphasized parliamentarian interactions between both states and exchanges of delegations between parliaments of both countries.