Amir-Abdollahian says Cuba Iran's strategic partner
Iran's Foreign Minister called Cuba a strategic partner of Iran and calls for expanding cooperation between the two countries.
Iran's foreign minister held a meeting in Tehran today with Cuban Deputy Prime Minister Ricardo Cabrisas, who arrived in Tehran for the 18th Iran-Cuba Joint Economic Commission, which will be held on May 15-17, according to Mehr News Agency.
During the meeting, Amir-Abdollahian called Cuba a strategic partner of Iran and called for expanding cooperation in various fields.
Amir-Abdollahian also called the holding of this joint commission a good opportunity for the two countries to explore ways to develop bilateral ties in the economic and trade fields and to deepen political cooperation between them.
He further said that the current administration aims to deepen cooperation with Cuba, especially since political relations between the two countries and relations in the health sector, are good.
Iran's Foreign Minister called for greater efforts by the two countries in realizing the full economic potential of cooperation.
Amir-Abdollahian condemned the US sanctions against Cuba, and while pointing to the extent of the US unilateral sanctions against the two countries, stressed the need to draw on their shared experiences in neutralizing sanctions.
Cuba's Deputy Prime Minister met earlier today the Iranian Ministry of Industry, Mining and Trade, Seyyed Reza Fatemi Amin, and both sides agreed during the meeting to increase trade relations through the development of joint trade and economic cooperation.