Zarif confers with Norway’s former PMs


2106526Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif met and consulted with two former prime ministers of Norway.
Kjell Magne Bondevik and Kåre Willoch who served as prime ministers of Norway from 1997 to 2000 and 1981 to 1985, respectively, received Iranian FM at their residence on Monday.

Zarif discussed Iran’s foreign relations during post-sanctions era and cooperation between the two countries with both Norway former PMs.

Bondevik and Willoch pointing to their past relations with Iran, underlined Iran’s deep rooted and rich civilizations and culture and expressed satisfaction with the positive developments in Iran’s foreign policy following the historic nuclear deal.

They also supported for Iran-Norway expansion of ties in all fields.

Pointing to the background of cooperation between the officials of the two countries in pursuing plans raised by Iran’s presidents on “Dialogue among civilizations” and “World against Violence and Extremism (WAVE)”, Zarif expressed hope cooperation in bilateral and international fields may spread at the current stage.

He also responded to the questions of Norway former prime ministers on Iran’s election system and touched upon the latest regional and international developments as well as Iran’s foreign policy.


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