Amir-Abdollahian: War not solution to any crisis in the world
Iranian Foreign Minister discusses with his Polish counterpart the crisis in Ukraine and says Iran is ready to send more humanitarian supplies to the Ukrainian refugees.
Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian reiterated Tehran's position calling for a political solution to the crisis in Ukraine, saying that the "war is not a solution neither in Ukraine, nor in Yemen, Afghanistan, or any other country in the world."
In a telephone conversation with his polish counterpart Zbigniew Rau on Friday, the two sides discussed bilateral relations and regional and international developments, including the crisis in Ukraine.
Amir-Abdollahian added that the Iranian Red Crescent Society Committee (IRCS) has sent humanitarian supplies to the Ukrainians refugees, in cooperation with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), and confirmed his country's readiness to send more humanitarian assistance, stressing that the "Iranian relief teams are ready to provide humanitarian assistance to the displaced and refugees in Poland."
Polish Foreign Minister Zbigniew Rau noted during the phone call that "1,400 Iranian nationals have crossed the border from Ukraine to Poland so far, and the efforts of our officials are focused on helping them after the unfortunate events in Ukraine."
He stressed the importance of establishing a humanitarian corridor for the evacuation of women and children and the provision of food and medical assistance to the Ukrainian refugees.
He added, "Some international organizations, including the red cross, are seeking a humanitarian corridor, and Poland has so far hosted 1.5 million Ukrainian refugees. The number is likely to rise to 5 million; thus, international support for Ukraine's neighbors is significantly important."
Rau welcomed the Iranian relief team coming to his country to help the refugees, hoping "the international community would further increase its humanitarian assistance to Ukraine and its neighbors."
He also referred to the historical past of relations between the two countries, noting Iran's hosting of Polish immigrants during World War II.
It is worth mentioning that approximately 120,000 Polish refugees arrived in Iran after being forced out of their country by the Nazi German army during World War II.