Iran’s foreign minister has lauded a recent vote by Algeria in opposition to Zionist entity’s membership at the African Union (AU), noting that it was the most logical position to be taken by Algiers on this matter.
“Algeria has acted based on wisdom and logic,” Hossein Amir-Abdollahian told his Algerian counterpart, Ramtane Lamamra, in a phone conversation on Thursday as he praised Algeria’s negative vote for Israel’s membership at the AU.
“This measure, which was taken by you, in addition to Algeria’s rational stance on Syria’s return to the Arab League are valuable,” Amir-Abdollahian added.
The Iranian foreign minister also expressed hope that the forthcoming meeting of the Arab League be ensued with significant benefits for the Muslim Ummah.
Referring to cordial political relations between Iran and Algeria, Amir-Abdollahian voiced optimism that the ties between the two countries would further develop in all fields.
Lamamra, for his part, officially invited the top Iranian diplomat to visit the North African country while underlining the importance of forming a political committee between Tehran and Algiers as well as a committee to pursue development of bilateral relations.
We are ready for ‘good agreement’ in Vienna talks: FM
Later on Thursday, Amir-Abdollahian had a phone conversation with his Emirati counterpart, Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, discussing international and regional developments as well as other issues of mutual interest to both sides.
Explaining on the forthcoming talks in the Austrian capital on the removal of Iran sanctions, Amir-Abdollahian said, “We are ready to reach a good agreement [through Vienna talks] and believe that both sides [of the nuclear agreement] must return to [full compliance with] their commitments.”
He added that relations between Tehran and the United Arab Emirates are of special importance to both countries, adding, “We are certain that improvement in relations will lead to full developments of mutual cooperation.”
The Emirati minister, for his part, pointed to problems on the way of boosting bilateral trade between the two countries, noting that Iranian and Emirati experts are working to find solutions to those problems.
The UAE foreign minister also invited Amir-Abdollahian to pay an official visit to his country, which was reciprocated by Amir-Abdollahian’s invitation for his Emirati counterpart to visit Iran.