Tehran (IP) - Iran's President stated that the principled position of the country is to support the territorial integrity of all nations, including the Azerbaijan Republic, and said that the two counties share the same culture.

Iran PressIran news: The Republic of Azerbaijan is one of Iran's neighbors, which in recent years has called for the expansion of cooperation with Iran in various fields, especially transport, energy, and trade.

Relations between Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan gained new momentum after the Presidents of the two countries met on the sidelines of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) meeting in Ashgabat on November 28, 2021, continued to grow in the commercial and economic fields.

Speaking on Thursday in a meeting with Azerbaijani Deputy Prime Minister Shahin Mustafayev,  President Ebrahim Raisi said that the Islamic Republic of Iran welcomes the promotion of economic, political, cultural, and trade cooperation with the Azerbaijan Republic, saying, "Full implementation of the Tehran-Baku agreements in various fields, including economic and transit, requires practical steps by the Azerbaijan Republic."

Referring to the historical relations between the two countries, the President said, "Apart from being neighbors, Iran and Azerbaijan Republic share the same culture and have kinship relations. No factor should be allowed to damage the close relations between the two countries."

Raisi stated that the United States and the Zionist regime do not care about the countries of the world and the region, adding, "The existence of constructive relations based on mutual interests between neighboring countries, especially Iran and Azerbaijan, is the most effective factor in maintaining and strengthening regional security."

Referring to the meeting between the presidents of Iran and the Azerbaijan Republic in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Shahin Mustafayev said, "Your meeting with Mr. Aliyev in Ashgabat is historic and has opened new pages in the history of relations between the two countries."

Emphasizing that the Republic of Azerbaijan is persistently pursuing the implementation of agreements between the two countries, Mustafayev announced plans to establish new projects and agreements in rail, road, and transit to develop relations between the two countries.

Emphasizing the importance and appreciation of Iran's efforts to implement gas swaps between Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan, he said, "Azerbaijan seeks to increase the capacity of gas swaps with the cooperation of Iran and at the same time wants to implement electricity swaps project from Turkmenistan to Azerbaijan Republic through the Islamic Republic of Iran."


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