Regional talks to secure interests of Persian Gulf nations: FM spox

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman has hailed the “positive atmosphere” created in the region, saying dialogue between regional countries will secure the common interests of all Persian Gulf nations.

“With the positive atmosphere we are witnessing in the region, we are on the path of dialogue and exchange of views, and the next steps can provide the basis for the formation of such dialogues, which can lead to securing the common interests of all parties in the north and south of the Persian Gulf,” Nasser Kanaani said at a press conference in Tehran on Monday.

Pointing to a recent visit by Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian to Saudi Arabia, Kanaani said trade issues and the resumption of agreements between the two sides were discussed during the trip.

“It was agreed that the meeting of the joint commission for economic cooperation between the two sides will be activated as soon as possible,” he said, expressing hopes that both sides make progress in this regard.

He also said the Saudi side reiterated Saudi King Salman’s invitation to Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi to visit the kingdom, noting that there is a mutual understanding that the trip will be made at the right time.

'Iran at forefront of fighting terrorism'

Elsewhere in his remarks, Kanaani pointed out that Monday marks the International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism, saying, “The Iranian nation is also regarded as a major victim of the sinister phenomenon of terrorism.”

“Iran is at the forefront of the fight against terrorism in the region and the world, and the IRGC is, according to the Supreme Leader of the [Islamic] Revolution, the largest counter-terrorism organization in the world,” he added.

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