Iran, Belarus Underline Expansion of All-Out Ties

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki and his Belarusian counterpart Sergey Martynov on Monday stressed the need for the further expansion of all-out ties between the two countries.

The two ministers made the remarks at a meeting in New York on the sidelines of the 64th UN General Assembly meeting, where they explored avenues for consolidating ties and bolstering economic and political relations and increasing diplomatic cooperation between Iran and Belarus on bilateral and international scenes.

During the meeting, Mottaki referred to the expanded relations between the two countries and the existing potential capabilities for reinvigorating ties in economic, technical and political fields, and announced Iran's readiness for the further boosting of relations.

He also described membership of Belarus, as the only European state, in the Non-Aligned Movement as a sign of proximity in the two countries' basic positions.

Martynov, for his part, expressed satisfaction over the good and strong relations between Iran and Belarus, and hoped for continued consolidation of bilateral relations in all the political, industrial, technical and trade fields.



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