Norway, Iran to promote political, economic relations
The deputy Norwegian FM visits the Iranian Foreign Minister to promote improving political relations.
The Deputy Foreign Minister of Norway, Henrik Thune, in a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, articulated on Saturday that his country plans to improve diplomatic relations with Iran.
Thune described the improvement of diplomacy with Iran as a high priority as a part of Norway's foreign policy, particularly regarding West Asia. He went on to explain Norwegian stances on the recent developments in Ukraine and Afghanistan.
Furthermore, the deputy FM extended the Norwegian Foreign Minister's invitation for Amir-Abdollahian to visit the country for an Oslo Forum meeting.
Amir-Abdollahian, on his part, described the age-old political relations between Iran and Norway as a solid base for their cooperation, in addition to stressing the urgency to broaden political, parliamentary, and economic cooperation.
The Iranian FM, furthermore, hailed the participation of Iranian expatriates in the political, economic, and scientific activities in Norway, describing it as a valuable asset to closer relations.
They agreed that the political consultations at the level of deputy FMs yield a good opportunity to promote cooperation and mutual understanding.