Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian held a telephone conversation with his Ukrainian counterpart Dmytro Kuleba on Thursday afternoon. Both sides discussed bilateral issues and international developments.
The Iranian Foreign Minister thanked his Ukrainian counterpart for the congratulations on the national day of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Amir-Abdollahian said the two countries have great potential for bilateral cultural, economic and trade cooperation, adding that the presence of a large number of Iranian students in Ukraine shows the two countries’ good capacities to develop cooperation show
Amir-Abdollahian also stressed the determination of the new Iranian government to expand and develop bilateral relations between Iran and Ukraine in various areas.
Referring to the crisis in Ukraine-Russia relations, the leading Iranian diplomat expressed his satisfaction with the détente and hoped that the current situation would be resolved through dialogue and diplomatic channels without the intervention of third countries.
Amir-Abdollahian emphasized: “We want to preserve peace and stability in the region.”
He stressed that Iran is ready to provide any necessary assistance and take any necessary measures to resolve the crisis peacefully.
For his part, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba once again congratulated his Iranian counterpart on the 43rd anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution and the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.
Kuleba said Iran and Ukraine have always had good and stable relations and no other party has been able to influence the good relations between the two sides.
Thanking Iran for its principled stance on the Ukraine crisis, the top Ukrainian diplomat said: “We are not after war and we want the issue to be resolved diplomatically and peacefully.”
He also noted the growth in the volume of trade between Iran and Ukraine and expressed hope that this volume will increase more than before.