TEHRAN – Foreign Minister of Iran Hussein Amir-Abdollahian thanked the Republic of Azerbaijan for releasing two Iranian truck drivers, saying Tehran is resolved to broaden relations with Baku.
In a telephone conversation with his Azeri counterpart Jeyhun Bayramov, Amir-Abdollahian pointed to the recent constructive contacts between the two ministers, praising the Republic of Azerbaijan for releasing two Iranian truck drivers detained in that country.
The Iranian foreign minister described the move as a constructive step that can provide the necessary room to resolve the misunderstandings.
He also called for more positive steps and urged Baku to facilitate the movement of Iranian trucks in the border areas.
Amir-Abdollahian emphasized the need for the two neighbors to adopt a positive approach, saying the joint economic commission of Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan should be activated as soon as possible, the Foreign Ministry’s website reported.
Iran’s foreign minister noted that Tehran is determined to further expand and deepen bilateral relations with Baku.
For his part, Bayramov welcomed the positive steps taken by the two countries to resolve the misunderstandings.
He described the release of the two Iranian drivers and Iran’s move to order relevant organizations regarding the border traffic laws as a message from both sides to resolve misunderstandings.
The top Azerbaijani diplomat also noted that the definition of joint economic projects between the two countries has positive effects for the activation of their joint economic commission.
The two senior diplomats also agreed to continue consultations between Iran and The Azerbaijan.