Iran, Azerbaijan FMs Stress Need to Resolve Differences through Dialogue
Iran, Azerbaijan FMs agree on resolving the latest issues between the two countries through dialogue and cooperation, in a calm and friendly atmosphere.
Iran and Azerbaijan's FMs discussed, in a phone call on Tuesday, the need to resolve the latest issues between the two countries through dialogue and cooperation, in a calm and friendly atmosphere.
Tasnim news agency reported that AmirAbdollahian stressed on the importance of mutual respect and maintaining the independence and sovereignty of the lands of both countries, adding that Tehran and Baku are bound by age-old relations.
AmirAbdollahian also said that both countries must prevent misunderstandings in bilateral relations, calling for putting these relations back on the right track as soon as possible.
He also declared that Iran expects the truck transit problem to be resolved soon, adding that both Tehran and Baku have enemies who should not be given the opportunity to influence relations between the two countries, stressing the importance of ending any concern through dialogue and cooperation.
Bayramov: Dialogue is the path to pursue
On his part, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister, Jeyhun Bayramov, said that relations with Iran are friendly and any problems must be resolved through dialogue, in a friendly atmosphere.
Bayramov suggested that customs officials in the two countries commence a dialogue to resolve the issue of the Iranian goods transit, affirming that he will work to release the Iranian truck drivers who were detained by Azerbaijan in September.
The two FMs exchanged invitations for visits to Tehran and Baku.
Earlier on, Border Guard Commander in the Iranian Law Enforcement Force, Brigadier-General Ahmed Ali Goudarzi, said that Israeli espionage in Azerbaijan is "fully monitored", stressing that his country's border, especially in the north and northwest, is "safe, and there is nothing to worry about."
In a related context, Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Saeed Khatibzadeh, commented on the Zionist entity's presence in Azerbaijan, saying that Iran takes matters of its national security very seriously, and all neighboring countries know this full well.
Azerbaijan's Foreign Ministry denied in a statement on October 4th any Israeli presence near the country's border with Iran. "We reject the allegations of any third party's presence near the Azerbaijani-Iranian border, such allegations are totally baseless," the Ministry's Spokesperson said.