Iran-Azerbaijan ties never affected by destructive factors: SNSC Secretary

Warm and friendly relations between Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan have not been against any country and are never being affected by regional and transregional destructive factors.

Having said that, Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran (SNSC) Vice-Admiral Ali Shamkhani in his meeting with Azeri Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov on Saturday discussed regional developments and ways to expand bilateral cooperation, and referred to the historic, cultural and religious ties between the two neighboring countries. 

Noting the development of comprehensive relations, especially the promotion of economic relations between Tehran and Baku, SNSC Secretary underlined that it has been the will and desire of the people and leaders of the two countries and in the interests of security and stability in the region. 

The high-ranking Iranian official highlighted that the common borders are a valuable opportunity and the gateway for peace and friendship between the two countries, and went on to say, 'There are many capacities to increase the level of trade between the two countries, which can lead to the prosperity, stability and security of the two countries.

Shamkhani pointed out that the Islamic Republic of Iran is fully prepared to overcome obstacles against the implementation of comprehensive agreements between the two countries. 

He also said that completion of the North-South railway is significant for the region and the Republic of Azerbaijan in terms of proceeding with trade and economic cooperation, which will promote the joint cooperation in transit and transportation. 

Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov, for his part, referred to the talks between the two countries as effective, and said that the Republic of Azerbaijan is willing to increase all-out exchanges with Iran and welcome the initiatives and proposals presented. 

He added that Baku will continue the process of promoting economic cooperation with Tehran, and sanctions cannot have a negative effect on the good relations between the two countries.

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