Iran ready to open new chapter in ties with Yemen


Tehran : Iranian Foreign Minister Mottaki in a meeting with his Yemeni counterpart here Saturday said Iran is ready to open a new chapter in ties with Yemen.

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According to Foreign Ministry Media Department, Mottaki by referring to the strategic position of Iran and Yemen said, “Iran and Yemen’s location on the two sides of the Persian Gulf create an appropriate opportunity to expand mutual cooperation and deepen sincere ties and create a new situation upon friendship and brotherhood.”

Referring to the intention of both countries’ officials in expansion of bilateral ties, Mottaki said, “By scheduling the date for holding joint economic commission, an appropriate opportunity has emerged for increasing cooperation, especially in urban planning and Iranian civil engineers participation in Yemen development and construction projects.”

Manouchehr Mottaki said Iran strategy in bilateral relations is upon cooperation in all fields and for long time.

Abu Bakr Abdullah al-Kurbi, who is in Tehran for a two-day visit, by welcoming the expansion of cooperation between the two countries said Sana has a special intention for developing bilateral relations with Iran.

He added, “Iran and Yemen have cooperated in the fields of investment and trade and also have an important role in regional security, stability and solving problems.”

Al-Kurbi said, “Certain circles are trying to hurt our relations, so for opening a new chapter in our ties we need to increase our efforts.”
The two foreign ministers discussed ways of promoting bilateral ties and international, regional cooperation.

They also considered the latest development in Palestine, Lebanon and Iraq.