Iran keen to boost Latin American ties
Senior Iranian legislator Alaeddin Boroujerdi says promotion of all-out cooperation with Latin American states is among the top priorities of the Islamic Republic's foreign policy, Press TV reported.
In a meeting with Uruguayan Parliament Speaker Ivonne Pasada, the chairman of Iran's parliamentary committee on national security and foreign policy highlighted the country's scientific and technological achievements, saying that Iran's advancements constitute a strong basis for the expansion of bilateral relations with Uruguay, IRNA reported on Monday.
The head of Iran-Uruguay parliamentary friendship group further reiterated that consolidation of relations with friendly countries based on mutual respect is part of the foreign policy principles of the state, adding that the Iranian government has adopted measures to improve bilateral relations with Latin America.
Boroujerdi went on to say that his committee would lend support to any effort that contributes to the expansion of ties between the two countries.
Uruguayan parliament speaker, for her part, welcomed broadening bilateral relations with the Islamic republic, saying exchanging political and parliamentary delegations would enhance mutual understanding and boost the trend of friendly cooperation.
Pasada also stressed on the significant role of the two countries' parliaments and called for further expansion of ties between the legislative bodies in Tehran and Montevideo.
The Uruguayan official is slated to meet with other high-ranking Iranian officials during her four-day tour of Iran.