TEHRAN (Dispatches) - President Hassan Rouhani has stressed the need for the promotion of bilateral relations between Iran and its northern neighbor Azerbaijan in all areas.
Rouhani made the remarks in a phone conversation with his Azeri counterpart Ilham Aliyev on Tuesday.
During the conversation, the Iranian president extended congratulations to the Azeri government and nation on the occasion of Eid al-Adha (the Feast of Sacrifice), which marks the culmination of the annual Hajj pilgrimage.
He described Azerbaijan as a "friendly and brotherly” country to Iran, voicing confidence that the amicable ties would further deepen.
The Iranian chief executive highlighted the importance of exchanging visits by officials of the two countries in efforts to expand mutual cooperation.
He also expressed hope for the speedy implementation of the agreements already signed between the two countries.
Aliyev, for his part, said Tehran-Baku ties were growing thanks to the efforts made by the two sides, expressing certitude that the trend would continue.
And also, Iranian First Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri and Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, in a meeting in Turkmenistan’s Awaza, on the sidelines of the First Caspian Economic Forum, voiced their countries’ resolution to further develop bilateral relations.
During the meeting, Jahangiri and Borissov discussed the avenues for boosting the level of economic cooperation between the two countries.
For his part, Jahangiri expressed Iran’s readiness to enhance ties with Sofia in a wide range of economic fields, especially in the transportation of goods and road transit.
Borissov, for his part, said the two countries share considerable capacities in expanding their all-out cooperation, highlighting that the already good relations between Tehran and Sofia will improve in the near future.