DUBLIN (Dispatches) -- Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ireland Simon Coveney on Wednesday expressed his country’s willingness to promote cooperation with Iran and facilitate the implementation of the UN Security Council Resolution 2231.
In a meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Muhammad Javad Zarif here, Coveney said Ireland is eager to enhance cooperation with Iran.
He also expressed Ireland’s readiness to employ its capacity as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council and a facilitator of the UNSC Resolution 2231 for closer cooperation with Tehran.
For his part, Zarif said Iran is interested in continuing political and economic consultations with Ireland in various fields, such as agriculture, information technology, science and technology.
Highlighting the importance of relations between the two countries, Zarif welcomed Ireland’s plans to reopen its embassy in Iran and dispatch an ambassador to Tehran.
The two senior diplomats also discussed other topics in the meeting, including the developments surrounding the JCPOA talks in Vienna, the issue of Palestine and Iran’s insistence on a referendum in the occupied territories involving all Palestinian residents, the situation in Yemen, Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Syria and the Karabakh region, as well as the efforts to fight against the coronavirus pandemic and develop vaccines.
Foreign Minister Zarif has traveled to Ireland after visiting Spain and Italy.