Iran's FM urges proactive, innovative diplomacy
Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki urges the country's envoys to foreign states to adopt proactive diplomacy and innovative approaches in their interactions with other nations, Press TV reported.
Addressing the Iranian ambassadors at the wrap-up ceremony of the annual meeting of Iranian envoys abroad on Thursday, Mottaki lavished praise on the foreign ministry's experienced and qualified members, citing them as Iran's major achievement over the past years.
The change in the West's attitude towards Iran's nuclear case which went from the obligation to shut-down our nuclear facilities to the talk of a nuclear fuel swap is an equivocal indication of the country's major foreign policy accomplishment during Tehran's eighth and ninth administration, the foreign minister maintained.
Mottaki also urged the ambassadors to address the problems and issues that concern the Iranian expatriates living abroad.
The Iranian foreign ministry held a week-long summit, beginning on February 27, with its ambassadors to foreign states to review the country's foreign policy achievements and future perspectives and agendas.
The Foreign ministry's envoys have attended meetings with the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, as well as a number of cabinet ministers and other high-ranking officials over the past days.