Boosting neighborly ties, Iran's priority - FM
Iran's Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki describes expanding relations with neighboring countries as a priority in Tehran's foreign policies, Press TV reported.
In the opening ceremony of the conference of Iran's Consulates/Embassies in neighboring countries on Saturday, Mottaki stressed the necessity of prudence in planning and formulating relations with other states.
Referring to Iran's influence in the region and among neighboring countries, Mottaki named the country's political and geographical situation, material capacities and above all the nation's spiritual capital as Tehran's assets for interacting with regional states.
Last week the first Quadrilateral Conference of Foreign and Transportation Ministers of Iran, Oman, the Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan was held in Tehran.
Ministers participating in the conference stressed the importance of regional cooperation and the expansion of economic relations to enhance the advancement and development of each of the countries.
Iran also hosted the 9th ministerial meeting of the Asian Cooperation Dialogue (ACD)
The ACD is a continent-wide forum created in 2002, which aims to promote cooperation among Asian countries and to help integrate other regional cooperation organizations.