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Iran's FM, UN Secretary General discuss regional, Int'l developments

Iran's FM, UN Secretary General discuss regional, Int'l developments

Hailing the United Nations’ strategy for halting siege, promoting ceasefire and carrying out political negotiations in Yemen, Amir Abdollahian urged the secretary-general to play more constructive role in end of hostilities and bombardment of civilian areas.

NOURNEWS - Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in a telephone conversation discussed the latest regional and international developments.

During the phone talk on Friday, Amirabdollahian underlined Iran's support for political solution to help end crisis in Yemen.

Hailing the United Nations’ strategy for halting siege, promoting ceasefire and carrying out political negotiations in Yemen, Amir Abdollahian urged the secretary-general to play more constructive role in end of hostilities and bombardment of civilian areas. 

Emphasizing the need for paying special attention to humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan as well as the situation of Afghan refugees in other countries, he noted that the Islamic Republic has hosted around 800,000 new refugees from Afghanistan, which requires serious international contributions.

The top Iranian diplomat also underlined the need for forming an all-inclusive government in Afghanistan, and expressed Iran’s readiness to transit humanitarian aids from international organizations and other countries.  

Guterres, for his part, welcomed Iran’s constructive stances on peace and humanitarian efforts in Yemen.

The UN chief also called for going ahead with efforts to form a government comprising of various Afghan parties and tribes in order to respect rights of all walks of life including children and women. 

In a relevant development in September 2021, Guterres in a message to Iranian President Seyed Ebrahim Rayeesi voiced his willingness to expand cooperation between the UN and Iran in a bid to help achieve sustainable peace, security and development around the world.

Guterres felicitated him on his victory in the June presidential election, and voived interest to cooperate with Iran to achieve peace, security, and development in the world.

"I would like to congratulate you on your new position as the president of the Islamic Republic of Iran", Guterres said.

"Simultaneously with your presidency, your country, region, and the world are at a critical juncture. Today, we face many common challenges, including the COVID-19 pandemic, climate change, and long and devastating conflicts in West Asia," he said.

Guterres, meantime, lauded Iran's remarkable human and natural resources, and said that this can improve the well-being of Iranians, as well as other peoples of the world.

"The United Nations and I personally are interested in working with the new government under your administration to achieve peace and security, sustainable development and human rights around the world", he stressed.

"I count on cooperation with your administration to advance the values ​​and principles of the United Nations Charter", he added.


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