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Iran eyes enhanced LatAm, Africa ties

Foreign Ministry Spokesman:
TEHRAN – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi says the expansion of relations with Latin American and African countries is always on the agenda of the Islamic Republic’s foreign policy.
“Strategically, the [Iranian] Foreign Ministry believes in a balanced approach to all countries and geographical regions in the foreign policy,” Qasemi said on Saturday, Press TV reported. “In addition to strengthening relations with neighboring and Muslim countries, which has always been among the priorities of our country’s foreign policy, the expansion of all-out ties with Latin American and African countries has always been on the agenda of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s foreign policy,” he added. He noted that the Latin American countries are important for Iran due to political and cultural commonalities and congruity at international organizations and circles, particularly at the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM).
“Today, the Islamic Republic of Iran has such a position that it can pick its political friends and trade partners and does not have to cooperate with a specific country or region in the world,” Qasemi said. The remarks came as Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif is scheduled to launch a six-nation tour of Latin America on Sunday to discuss ways to improve ties.


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