Iran urges collective global management
Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki says the bullying era in the world has ended, calling on all countries to contribute to global management, Press TV reported.
In a meeting with Bangladesh Foreign Minister Dipu Moni on Monday, Mottaki said the world situation is undergoing serious and infrastructural changes, reported the IRIB on its website.
The top Iranian diplomat pointed to growing mutual relations in political, cultural and international fields following the independence of Bangladesh in December 1971, saying, "Officials and nations of the two countries are resolute to promote Tehran-Dhaka ties."
He added that the two countries should tap into their potentialities to further strengthen bilateral cooperation.
The top Iranian diplomat said the current visit by his Bangladesh opposite number will open a new chapter in mutual relations.
Moni, for her part, expressed her country's readiness to boost relations with Iran in all fields and called for upgrading the level of cooperation in trade, energy and joint venture.
She said Tehran and Dhaka have constructive cooperation in the international arena and share common ground on many regional issues.
The Bangladesh minister also voiced her country's opposition to nuclear arms and weapons of mass destruction, emphasizing that Dhaka believes all countries including the Islamic Republic of Iran have the right to use nuclear energy for peaceful applications.
During the meeting held on the fringes of the 9th ministerial meeting of the Asian Cooperation Dialogue (ACD), Mottaki and Moni stressed the importance of promoting convergence in Asia.
The ACD is a continent-wide forum created in 2002 which aims to promote cooperation among Asian countries and help integrate other regional cooperation organizations.