Iran's Foreign Minister
Ali Akbar Salehi says despite the geographical distance between Iran and Brazil, the two countries share common interests, Press TV reported.
Speaking in a meeting with his Brazilian counterpart at the
UN Headquarters in New York on Monday, he added that there were many areas that Iran, as a major regional player, and Brazil, as an emerging international player, in Latin America could cooperate on, IRNA reported.
The Brazilian Foreign Minister
Antonio Patriota, for his part, said his country is willing to promote cooperation on international issues with Iran.
Patriota also underlined the need for continued contacts between the two countries, and called for more Iran-Brazil cooperation in the areas of trade, economy, science, technology, pharmaceutical industries, and tourism.
Commenting on Iran's role in Afghanistan, the Brazilian diplomat described Iran as an important regional player.