Iranian FM invites his Norwegian counterpart to visit Tehran

In the meeting with Norwegian FM Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide, Iranian FM Hossein Amir-Abdollahian noted that the priority of the new Iranian administration is to expand foreign economic and trade relations, stating that the Islamic Republic is interested in holding a political committee between the two countries at the level of political deputies of foreign ministers.

Amir-Abdollahian also underlined that Afghanistan would achieve peace and stability only through genuine inter-Afghan dialogue and the formation of an inclusive government. If no one helps to achieve this, there may be serious challenges in the future,” he added.

The Iranian Foreign Minister, on Friday, met his Norwegian counterpart on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly and invited her to visit Tehran.

The Iranian foreign minister pointed out that the Islamic Republic has used all its power to facilitate aid delivery to Afghanistan and announced its readiness to cooperate with Norway in this field.

Referring to the situation in Afghanistan, the Norwegian foreign minister announced her readiness for more regular consultations in this regard and said: “Developments in Afghanistan have far-reaching implications, both regionally and internationally.”

Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide also referred to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) issue and stated that the agreement has a special place in international politics’ structure.

She expressed hope that the agreement would be revived.